Gerald Asher is a third generation aviator; his father served as a corporate pilot for over three decades, while his grandfather owned and operated a number of private aircraft in the 1930s and ‘40s. As a self taught artist, he began creating works as a sideline business while still enlisted as a jet fighter mechanic in the U.S. Air Force. He has been an independent contributor to the Air Force Art Program since 1981, through which his works hang in the halls of the Pentagon and other military installations around the world. Under the auspices of this program he has had the opportunity to fly training and combat profiles in a variety of aircraft ranging from the Lockheed T-33 to the F-16. A charter member of the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA). He has served on the Society’s Board of Trustees as well as chairing the Public Relations Committee. His oil paintings have hung consistently in ASAA Forum jurried art exhibitions since 1990. He has created works for both book covers and model kit illustrations, as well as commissioned originals for a variety of clients in the aviation field.