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Present Technology and Tradition / New Horizons / Craig Mullins (b.1964)

Craig Mullins is an American digital painter, and world famous concept artist. He has created art for books, video games and films. He is often considered to be one of the first to pioneer in the field of digital painting. His works are… Continue Reading →

New Forms /Dave McKean (b.1963)

Dave McKean is an English illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and musician. His work incorporates drawing, painting, photography, collage, found objects, digital art and sculpture. He was born in Taplow, Berkshire on 1963. He attended Berkshire College of Art and Design from 1982-1986 and,… Continue Reading →

New Voices / Kinuko Craft (b.1940)

Kinuko Yamabe Craft is a Japanese-born American painter, illustrator and fantasy artist. She is most inspired by the works of “Leonardo da Vinci”, the Pre-Raphaelites, and Symbolist painters. She received a World Fantasy Award in 2011.  She was born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan on January 3, 1940. She graduated… Continue Reading →

Social Awakenings / Brian Froud (b.1947)

Brian Froud is an English fantasy illustrator. He lives and works in Devon with his wife, Wendy Froud, who is also a fantasy artist. The landscapes in his paintings are frequently inspired by Dartmoor. Brian’s interests include world mythology, magical esoterica,… Continue Reading →

Departures and Rumblings / Peter Max (b.1937)

Peter Max is an American artist known for using bright colors in his work.  He was born in Berlin, Germany. In 1938, Max’s parents escape the fomenting Nazi movement and settling in Shanghai, China. After that, they continue to emigrate… Continue Reading →

Postwar Prosperities / Coby Whitmore (1913-1988)

Coby Whitmore was born in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Steele High School and studied at the Dayton Art Institute. After moving to Chicago, Illinois, he was working as the Chicago Herald Examiner at during the daytime and taking night… Continue Reading →

The Golden Age Part Ⅱ/ Mead Schaeffer (1898-1980)

Mead Schaeffer was born in Freedom Plains, New York, in 1898 and he grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is the son of a Presbyterian minister, he called himself a grandchild of Howard Pyle. After graduation high school, he enrolled in… Continue Reading →

The Golden Age Part Ⅰ/ A.M.Cassandre (1901-1968)

Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron (1901 – 1968) was a French painter, commercial poster artist, and typeface designer (Cassandre is pseudonym). He was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, to French parents. As a young man(1915), he moved to Paris. He studied Impressionism at… Continue Reading →

Illustration’s Early Masters / Kay Nielsen (1886-1957)

Kay Rasmus Nielsen was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century. Nielsen is also known for his collaborations with Disney for whom he contributed many story sketches and illustrations.  Kay Nielsen was born in Copenhagen into… Continue Reading →

Beginnings to the Golden Age / Edward Lear(1812-1888)

Edward Lear was an English landscape painter also known as a poet. His pen and ink drawings resonate with his nonsense words of poetry. Lear suffered all his life from epilepsy and melancholia. He was a constant traveler, exploring Italy, Greece,… Continue Reading →

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