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Jody Sjogren Aviation Art Collection (MS-574)

Identifier: MS-574

Scope and Contents

This collection of aviation artwork consists of 10 artists’ proof prints of the original water color and Prismacolor pencil renderings. The collection includes works from her series “Metamorphosis” (7 pieces) as well as “Metaphors” (3 pieces), both of which depict aircraft with their namesake creatures or activities. Individual pieces are signed and numbered. In addition to the prints, there is a folder containing information about each of the 10 pieces and some biographical information about the artist Jody Sjogren.


  • Creation: 1983-2006


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Any literary or artistic copyrights such as the donor/creator may possess in this property are retained by the donor/creator. Reproduction or duplication is forbidden without the express consent of the donor/creator. Additional copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Jody F. Sjogren grew up in a family of aviators and had her private pilot’s license by the age of 20. After earning a Master of Science in Medical Illustration degree, she started her own medical art business in 1981. Her interest in aviation and the natural world led to the series of limited edition prints for which she is best known, entitled “Metamorphosis,” depicting innovative transformations between winged creatures and aircraft. A subsequent series of her aviation art prints, entitled “Metaphors,” captures the namesake or essential spirit of an aircraft in a visual story. The print editions are published by her company, Metamorphosis Studios, and are distributed by galleries around the United States and Canada. Her works are displayed in many corporate offices, private collections, and public buildings worldwide. She is an artist fellow of the American Society of Aviation Artists and a certified member of the Association of Medical Illustrators.

The above biographical sketch is from Jody Sjogren’s profile on the American Society of Aviation Artists web site: For more information about Jody Sjogren visit her web site:


1.4 linear feet (2 oversize folders and 1 letter-size folder) : The prints measure approximately 24 inches by 30 inches.

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged in a single series chronologically by the creation date of the work.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries, by a collector, Dorothy F. Chappell, on behalf of the artist, Jody Fulks Sjogren, in December 2014.

Existence and Location of Copies

Several dozen signed and numbered artist’s proof prints of each work were created and available.

Related Materials

MS-279: American Society of Aviation Artists Collection

Separated Materials

The entirety of this collection is located in Oversize storage.

Processing Information

The item number, written lightly in pencil by the archivist, is indicated on the outside envelope of each print, at the lower right-hand corner. Information written on the lower left-hand corner, including the work’s title and artist’s proof print number (such as “2/95,” i.e., print 2 out of 95 total), was present upon receipt and presumably written by the artist.

Guide to the Jody Sjogren Aviation Art Collection (MS-574)
Lisa Rickey
2019 July 10
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Wright State University Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA