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Quentin Blake


Friday, March 17, 2017

Blake is beyond brilliant. He is anarchic, moral, infinitely subversive, sometimes vicious, socially acute, sparse when he has to be, exuberantly lavish in the details when he feels like it. He can tell wonderful stories without a single word, but his partnership with Roald Dahl was made in heaven. Or somewhere. The diabolic ingenuity of Dahl came into its own only ...

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George Barbier


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

George Barbier (1882-1932) was one of the key artists of the “Art Deco” movement and one of the most prestigious French artist’s and fashion illustrators to emerge from post World War 1 in the early twentieth century.He produced the most exquisite, high-colour fashion plates for the couturier Paul Poiret, as well as contemporaries Lanvin, Paquin ...

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Irma Gruenholz


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Madrid is her base for balancing sculpting, painting, lighting, and photography, creating portraits and still-lifes that could easily be mistaken for 2D images, but definitely they're not. Irma Gruenholz produces photo-based, photo-realist illustrations that have a lush, painterly feel. In translating images from sculpting to illustration, Irma heightens contrast, and most importantly, blurs the imagery, ...

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Jimin Kim


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jimin Kim is a Korean picture book artist, author, print maker and illustrator, currently based in Seoul. She enjoys making a narrative and embodying it in a format of a picture book. She is made her book just after graduating from Kingston University with a Communication Design: MA Illustration course. Now she is focusing on making ...

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Edmund Dulac


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Edmund Dulac was born in 1882, 15 years after Arthur Rackham and a decade or more after Charles and Heath Robinson. Only Kay (rhymes with "high") Nielsen (1886) of the five major "Golden Age" gift book illustrators was younger. For comparison, that puts him in the generation of N.C. Wyeth, Willy Pogany and Joseph Clement ...

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René Gruau


Thursday, December 22, 2016

One of the crucial persons for the re-establishment of luxury after the World War II, René Gruau was a creator of timeless expression of style, elegance, and sophistication, illustrations that were a favorite of the haute couture world through the second half of the 20th century. Probably best known for his advertisements for Miss Dior ...

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Barbara Hulanicki


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Born in Poland, but raised in England, Barbara Hulanicki OBE is deservedly recognized now as a British fashion icon, having just been awarded an OBE for Services to Fashion in the 2012 Queen’s New Year Honors. Barbara began her career in Fashion in the early 1960′s working as a freelance fashion illustrator covering all the ...

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Pat Perry


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Pat Perry is an artist and illustrator born in the Detroit area and now calls Grand Rapids home. The lands of the north, colorful people, music, and the ordinary streets of the Midwest have always inspired him. Whether drawing or painting, Perry creates some kind of artwork every day. In between showing his art from ...

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Dave McKean on Paul Nash


Friday, November 18, 2016

Influential illustrator, comic artist, filmmaker, musician Dave McKean (Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Grant Morrison’s Arkham Asylum, Luna) new’ comic book Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash is a uniquely original exploration of the life, imagination and ‘dreams’ of Paul Nash. In this film we talk to Dave about Nash’s work as a war artist and ...

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H-Views


Thursday, November 17, 2016

H-Views is the first of four meetings organized by Hyde Magazine that sets the political art theme in the middle of the constructive discussion, in a comparison of 12 artists from different periods since 1910. The exhibition, by reservation only from November 21st to 27th, will be an illustrative journey through the artistic production of ...

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Théo Tobiasse


Monday, November 14, 2016

Théo Tobiasse was born in Israel in 1927. Originally from Lithuania, his family hoped to find the promised land there. The work of this artist is pervaded with the themes of exile, of the woman as a mother and a lover and of reminiscences of his childhood in Lithuania, as his parents had to move ...

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Ezra Jack Keats


Monday, October 31, 2016

Ezra Jack Keats was born on March 11, 1916. He was the third child of Benjamin Katz and Augusta “Gussie” Podgainy, Polish Jews who lived in East New York, which was then the Jewish quarter of Brooklyn. It was evident early on that the boy known as Jacob “Jack” Ezra Katz was an artistically gifted ...

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Ronald Kurniawan


Friday, October 21, 2016

A picture maker based in California with the taste for the pop surreal.  His pictures are composed by the juxtaposition of two or more completely different ideas and merging them into one to create something wholly different. It is a mixture of animals, bubblegum, candy, robots, dreams, sex, fur, kaiju, the romantic, fantasy, mythology, peeps, fruits, ...

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Gerald Leung


Monday, October 3, 2016

Born in Hong Kong but raised in Australia, Gerald grew up with a steady diet of comic books, video games and cartoons from both the east and the west. Through these influences he became fascinated by the concept of man-made universes. Imagined worlds not bound by reality or physics, no rules and infinite possibilities. Places that ...

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Lisbeth Zwerger


Monday, September 19, 2016

She is one of the most honored illustrators alive today. She has been recipient of virtually every recognition an illustrator can be given including the most prestigeous of all, The Hans Christian Andersen Medal as well as special recognition at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Her Noah's Ark, Little Red Cap and The Wizard of ...

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Tiffany Bozic


Friday, September 9, 2016

Tiffany Bozic has spent the majority of her life living with and observing the intricacies of nature. Her work has the traditional air of tightly rendered nature illustrations but with a highly emotional range of surreal metaphorical themes. In her paintings and sketches she presents her vision of life’s struggles and triumphs that are largely ...

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Maurice Sendak


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Beloved children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak grew up in Brooklyn, New York. The son of a dressmaker, he was a sickly child who started drawing to pass the time. Sendak excelled at art, landing a part-time job at All-American Comics while in high school. While working on window displays for New York's famed toy ...

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Nicole Rifkin


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Nicole Rifkin is a Brooklyn based illustrator. She graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Communications Design (Illustration) and is a candidate for MFA Illustration at SVA. Her interests include sleep and becoming more like Oprah.

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David Rice


Thursday, July 28, 2016

David was born in Aspen, Colorado where he lived until he graduated from high school.  He grew up on the ski hill. His dad was a ski instructor and had him on a pair of skis almost before he could walk. Living in Aspen helped David develop a passion for art and the surrounding environment, and ...

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Chris Scarborough


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Exhibiting since 2000, Chris Scarborough has received reviews and been included in such surveys as Planet Magazine (2009), Hi Fructose Magazine (2009), NY Arts Magazine (2007 & 2006), ArtPapers Magazine (2006 & 2005), and New American Paintings (2010, 2008, 2004 and 2001) among others. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, ...

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Zanisnik & Winkler’s


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bryan Zanisnik and Eric Winkler meet at a Brooklyn cafe where Zanisnik shares outlandish stories of his life as an artist that Winkler turns into comics. "After years of friendship, I know that he's going to tell me a crazy story," says Winkler, "and I'm going to have to say: So which part was really ...

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Zoe Keller


Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Woodstock, New York native, Zoe is currently based in Portland, Oregon, where she spends most of her time drawing in her small home studio. She gathers inspiration from slow explorations of landscapes, hours spent thumbing through her growing field guide collection, and her memories of time spent in forests and on shores across the ...

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Harumi Hironaka


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Harumi Hironaka is a Peruvian-Japanese painter and illustrator currently living and working in Sao Paulo. She lived her teenage years in Japan, where she was influenced by Anime and Manga: ¨that's how it all started. I wanted to become a manga artist¨. Despite her dream, she studied languages and became a professional translator and interpreter and ...

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Maggie Chiang


Monday, May 23, 2016

Born to a Taiwanese family in the City of Angels, Maggie Chiang is a full time artist and part time dreamer. Inspired by both places real and fictitious Maggie’s illustrations evoke a longing for adventure and the pursuit of the unknown, exploring impossible landscapes and places unseen. A central theme of her art is the relationship between ...

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