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SSG Sieger Hartgers and MSG Peter G. Varisano

Works of Art from Former Army Staff Artists The highlighted works of art shown here were created by two former Army Staff Artists during their tours of duty with the U.S. Army Center of Military History, Museum Division, located in Washington, DC. All the original paintings were produced in a studio from sketches and photographs made by the artists while deployed in the field.

Master Sergeant Sieger Hartgers

U.S. Army (Ret.), joined the Army in 1972 and was selected for an Army artist team to document Army training in jungle and desert conditions. While serving as an instructor/supervisor at the NCO Illustrators School at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado, in 1990, he was called upon to document Operation DESERT SHIELD in the Persian Gulf. His last assignment was as Noncommissioned Officer in charge of the Army Art Team 1995 - 1996.

Master Sergeant Peter G. Varisano

U.S. Army (Ret.), joined the Army in 1974 and he participated in two art teams, the first in 1989 documenting training with the Wisconsin National Guard and in 1990, he was called upon to document Operation DESERT SHIELD in the Persian Gulf. He also depicted Army activities following Hurricane Andrew in Florida and in Somalia in 1993. MSG Varisano served as Noncommissioned Officer in charge of the Army Art Team at the Center of Military History for three years prior to his retirement.

Varisano's DESERT SHIELD gallery can be found here.

MSG Hartgers Gallery

"Soldier Doing Laundry"
"Scaling the Wall With a Little Help"
"Rock Drill"
"Hot Wash"

MSG Varisano Gallery

"On Guard at Sunset"
"Screaming Eagles Attack Village"
"Take a Trip With Me"
"Study and Reflection -- Wilderness Staff Ride"

DESERT STORM Gallery

"Don't Mess With the 101st"
"The Man of the Year"
"American Hero"
"101st Ready For It"
"50 Cal. Waiting in the Wings"
"The Chaplain #1"
"Desert Storm 101st Style"
"Screaming Eagles Attack Village"
"Three of the 101st"