Stephan Talantov ’25 Artwork on Display at Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
Seventh grader Stephan Talantov is one of the winners of the first annual “Marines in Flight” student art contest. His artwork will be on display at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum through January 2020.
Students from throughout San Diego County from public, private, independent and home schools participated in the contest, submitting artwork depicting USMC aircraft of the past or present.
Stephan won second place honors in the middle school division; he is the grandson and great-grandson of aircraft designers, and used colored pencil to depict a Corsair in flight.
According to the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, “All the artwork submissions were judged by four nationally-recognized professional artists and illustrators: Gary Johnson, Lee Kromshroeder, Herb Prokse and Robert Watts. The time and effort students put into their entries was evident, making selection of winning entries difficult.
“First place winners in both divisions were awarded $300, second place winners received $200 and third place winners earned $100. In addition, the students were feted at a private ceremony earlier this month. The students received certificates of achievements from Colonel Charles Dockery, Commanding Office of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and by leadership of the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation including Major General Bob Butcher (USMC-retired) who serves as Chairman of the Board and Brigadier General Mike Aguilar (USMC-retired), Executive Director.
“The ‘Marines in Flight’ Art Contest is designed to encourage middle school and high school students in San Diego County to express their artistic and creative skills as they learn about U.S. and aviation history. The focus is on the contributions, courage and sacrifices of the men and women who designed, built, flew, and maintained these iconic aircraft.”
More information about the contest and photos of the winning entries can be found here.
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.