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Week 10/11: Mingjue Helen Chen

Mingjue Helen Chen is an illustrator and visual development artist. She was born in Beijing but moved to America at a very young age. She grew up in Minnesota and moved to San Francisco to go to art school. She’s… Continue Reading →

Week 9: Jon Foster

Jon Foster is an American artist and illustrator. He was encouraged from a young age to keep pursuing his artistic endeavours, although he didn’t immediately pursue art after high school. He says that he wasn’t “the art kid” and that… Continue Reading →

Week 8: Francis Livingston

Francis Livingston is an American painter born in Colorado. He studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Art before moving to San Francisco to study at the Academy of Art in 1975. Early in his career, he took inspiration from… Continue Reading →

Week 7: Waldemar Swierzy

Waldemar Swierzy was a Polish designer and illustrator. He was born in 1931 and died in 2013. He graduated from the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. He a very prolific figure in graphic arts at the time, and remains loved… Continue Reading →

Week 6: John Alcorn

John Alcorn was an American illustrator and graphic designer known for his work during the 60’s-80’s. He studied at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He worked for sometime at Esquire magazine before joining Push Pin… Continue Reading →

Week 5: André François

André François born André Farkas in 1915 was an illustrator known for his satirical cartoons and comics. He was born in Romania and but eventually moved to Paris. He was a left-wing Jewish and during WWII he hid away from… Continue Reading →

Lecture 4: Saul Tepper

Saul Tepper was born in New York on December 25th, 1899. He was the son of immigrants who came from somewhere in eastern Europe. As many other illustrators, artists and designers, Tepper found great success in the Big Apple. By… Continue Reading →

Week 3: Mario Cooper

Mario Ruben Cooper was a Mexican-American illustrator who lived from 1905-1995. He was born in Mexico but relocated to America when the revolutions began to unfold. He was greatly devoted to the craft of illustration. His husband recalls that he… Continue Reading →

Week 2: Kay Nielsen

Kay Nielsen was a Danish illustrator born on March 12th, 1886. He came from an artistic family as both of his parents were actors. He studied at the Académie Julian and Académie Colarossi. After that he was was commissioned by… Continue Reading →

Week 1: Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter was an English illustrator born on July 28, 1866. As a child, Potter loved drawing and painting and would often draw animals many of which were her pets. These animals included lizards, mice, rabbits to name just a… Continue Reading →

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