Shawn "Simon" Ganther (born July 19, 1977) is an American contemporary painter and printmaker who emerged during the veteran artist movement. He served in the United States Air Force from 1998 to 2003 and was involved in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Southern Watch. Shawn’s art resume includes shows at the Lincoln Center and Pentagon, collections in the Harvard and Yale Art Library, limited edition Wild Turkey bottle, permanent exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum, and now a film at the Smithsonian. His work has been published in the 2014 anthology Warrior Writers: A Collection of Writing &
Artwork and in Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine.
Shawn graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Production, and Studio Art. Since graduation, he has been an advocate for art therapy as a treatment option for PTSD.