June 16, 2016
‘Portrait of a Woman’ Artwork Honors Military Women
U.S. Department of Defense
“Honor knows no gender,” artist Steve Alpert said at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, June 13.
Alpert spoke following the unveiling of a triptych titled “Portrait of a Woman.” His work depicts a female soldier seen from three directions -- both profiles and from the back. She is saluting the U.S. flag.
A triptych is a set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical works intended to be appreciated together. READ MORE
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April 26, 2016
The Journey Home
Video podcast with Cheryl Tan. Cheryl is the CEO of Tan Media LLC, a media strategy consulting company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
February 8, 2016
Passion, Purpose & Profit with Steve Alpert
December 16, 2015
At The Naval Observatory, the residence of the Vice-President
Steve and Dorothy attend a reception at the Vice-President residence in Washington DC. A senior Vice-President staffer requested a loan of Alpert’s triptych, “Portrait of a Woman” for the 2015 holiday season.
October 25, 2015
Pentagon's Mark Center in Alexandria, VA
This past week was a milestone event for me. Two large diptychs painted in June were hung at the Pentagon's Mark Center in Alexandria, VA. Pictured at left is Pentagon curator Al Jones and his assistant Walter measuring and affixing the large canvases with double sided industrial strength velcro. To be sure, this is an extra special honor since the Pentagon rarely takes art from civilians. Acknowledgements go to BR McDonald of the Veteran Arts Program, and benefactor Ben Shephard. Location is, "Main Street," the main corridor linking many segments of the huge complex, and across from the cafeteria. The relatively new Mark Center houses various service branch admin specialists. Each diptych is 66"x96."
September 23, 2015
Remembering Yogi Berra
One of the first projects I ever did with my friend Mitch Meisner was a painting I made of the famous photo called, “The Hug.”
When we went to Yogi’s museum in Upper Montclair that summer for additional signatures on the giclees, Yogi “Yogi’d” me. He said,..
“You painted this?”
“Yes, Yogi, I did”
“It would be great for my golf tournament.”
“Yes, it would,” I said.
“It was yesterday.” Which indeed it was!
See the painting here.
April 22, 2015
The National Museum of Catholic Art and Library honored Steve Alpert with the National Military Art Award at their 4th Annual Gala at the Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street, N.W., Washington, DC on May 13th, 2015.
March 12, 2015
A pinnacle moment in life for me, presenting a painting to General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army in his office in the Pentagon, on 12 March, 2015. Present was Army veteran Tim O'Connor, co-founder of Battlebuds.org. Tim offered Dorothy and me his season seats to a West Point football game back in November. General Odierno, who played for the Black Knights, loves to watch the games from his spot on the 30 yard line right in front of us. I snapped a few photos and the resulting painting wound up in the General's hands just last week.
November 25, 2014
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16 July, 2014
“Journey of Souls is living on and should not be forgotten...This is a final tribute.”
—Paul Dargan, USMC, Khe Sanh, Vietnam
11 November, 2013
Veterans Day: Paintings Pay Tribute to America's Military
FEATURED IN PARADE: Native New Yorker Steve Alpert started out painting oil landscapes, but in 2003, something compelled him to create art honoring men and women in uniform. “Once I began to make these paintings, I had no clue what to do with them or where they would go,” Alpert writes in his memoir, Worth Fighting For: A Journey of Self Discovery. From battlefield tableaus of tanks and Blackhawk helicopters to touching scenes of soldiers carrying a flag-draped coffin, he amassed a vast body of work that pays tribute to American soldiers and the military experience. SEE THE FEATURE…
10 June, 2009
Duty, Courage, Honor gifted to the Air Mobility Command Museum
Duty, Courage, Honor depicting members of the Dover AFB Carry Team bringing one of our own home. These men and women are volunteers, on call 24/7. It is very stressful and difficult duty, and they perform their work magnificently with honor and grace. The painting was gifted to the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover AFB, Dover DE by the artist.