..Born and raised in New York City, Don Griffiths studied at Williams & Mary College in Virginia, the Art Center in Los Angeles, California and California State University in Sacramento where he acquired his B.A. and M.A. degrees. As an Art director for 'Quarter Horse of the Pacific Coast' and professional illustrator for various publications, Don has produced numerous magazine covers. His work has appeared in publications such as 'Field and Stream', 'Outdoor Life', 'Ducks Unlimited', 'Gun Digest', 'Western States Angus News', and 'Southwest Art' to name a few. He has also done several covers for books including Bill Groneman's Alamo Defenders and Defense of a Legend. Don has also completed several CD and record album covers.
In July 1975, Don won a gold metal for 'Best of Show' at Columbia, Maryland and in 1978, had his one-man show at La Galerie Mouffe in Paris, France. He was named Artist of the Year for the California Wildlife Federation in 1986, Artist of the Year for the Sacramento Safari Club in 1988, and Artist of the Year for the Custer Battlefield and Historical Association (CBMHA) in 1996.
Don's work may be found in private and corporate collections throughout the world including the Sears Art Collection, Chicago, Illinois, the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, The Crazy Horse Memorial Museum in South Dakota and the Custer Battlefield Museum, Garryowen, Montana to name a few.
Don is proficient in oils as well as watercolors and enjoys painting any and all subjects. Don's travels have taken him to many parts of the world including Africa where he worked on a series of wildlife and historical pieces concerning the Anglo-Zulu War of 1897. After residing in California 40 plus years, Don and his wife Terry moved to Florida where they opened a new gallery. In 2008, due to Don Griffiths untimely passing, the art gallery was closed and now Don's art is offered on line.