Bill Presing’s work has been recognized by a number of a award committees and institutions. The “LUGZ” commercial spot he illustrated was nominated for an ANNIE award, and his work on the animated opening for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show “won him a prestigious Daytime Emmy award. Bill is the co-creator of “Rex Steele : Nazi Smasher”, a comic book for which he received a nomination for the 2000 IGNATZ award for outstanding artist. Bill Presing is currently a storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studio.
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Louis J. Marchetti (Lou Marchetti) (1920–1992) was a free-lance illustrator and fine artists. He was born in Fondi, Italy and immigrated to the United States at an early age. He attended Bryant High School on Long Island, New York and later studied for five years at the Art Students League of New York with two scholarships.
As an editorial illustrator, he created numerous book covers and illustrations, primarily for Dell Books, Pocket Books, Lancer Books, Paperback Library, and Popular Library. His creative work extended into posters for the motion picture industry, promotional illustrations for television (I Spy NBC), magazine illustration True (magazine), Galaxy, and Reader’s Digest, as well as a series of religious collector’s plates offered by the Danbury Mint. His fine art appeared in several galleries across the United States, including the Grand Central Art Galleries (New York). Marchetti’s fine art often reflected the Lazio provincial Italian countryside near his place of birth. He was a member of the Society of Illustrators (New York).
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Ludlow was a glamour illustrator who did much pin-up work in the late 1950s for Esquire. He painted the entire twelve-page calendar for 1957 – the last published by the magazine. His pin-ups also appeared in the series of three-page centerfolds known as Esquire’s Lady Fair. For these works, Ludlow often called on actresses like Virginia Mayo and popular personalities like Betsy Von Furstenberg in addition to professional models.
Besides painting his Esquire pin-ups, Ludlow had another entire career as an illustrator of romance articles, providing pictures of beautiful women to mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, Collier’s, and Family Circle. From 1950 to 1960, he also painted many front covers for paperback novels, including among his clients Pocket Books, Dell Books, and Bantam Books. All his paperback covers had a strong air of sensuality and featured sexy pin-up girls as the main figures.
Ludlow was born in 1921 and grew up in Buffalo, New York. He attended the Art Students League, where he studied with William McNulty. His first commercial art assignment, for the Sunday supplement of the Journal American, came in 1948. From the beginning, Ludlow has specialized in glamorous subjects and made beautiful women his trademark.
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José Antonio Guillermo Divito, also known simply as Divito (Buenos Aires, July 16, 1914 – Lajes, Brazil, July 5, 1969) was an illustrator, cartoonist, caricaturist and editor who, through his comic illustrations and humor had great influence in the decades from 1940 to 1960. He was the founder and director of the famous magazine Rico Tipo.
Charles Pears, born 1873 in Pontefract, Yorkshire, died 1958. Designed posters for the Underground Group and London Transport 1913-1936
Charles Pears was a prolific poster artist for the Underground, producing highly effective posters in a range of styles. He also created posters for the Empire Marketing Board and the Metropolitan Railway. Elected the first President of the Society of Naval Artists, he was a keen marine painter. During the First World War he was an Official War Artist to the Admiralty as well as holding a commission for the Royal Marines. He again worked as an Official War Artist during the Second World War. Pears also illustrated books as well as Punch, the Graphic and other periodicals.
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Al Moore was a busy illustrator from the 1940s to the late 50s, generating advertising, fashion, story art, and pin-ups. Covers for Saturday Evening Post and Collier’s and interior work for these and Woman’s Home Companion, American Magazine, Woman’s Day, McCall’s, Cosmopolitan. Ads for Hertz, Whitman’s Chocolates, Ford, Camay, Nash, US Rubber, Coke, Old Gold, Botany. Replaced Vargas and Petty as Esquire’s main pin-up man. Moore’s girls are less glossy and impossible than those of his talented predecessors, being more girl-next door realistic and natural. He provided calendars for Esquire, Brown and Bigelow. Last illustrations for Pan Am and US Olympics.
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Gerald Brom (born March 9, 1965 in Albany, Georgia) is an American gothic fantasy artist and illustrator, known for his work in role-playing games, novels, and comics.
Brom was born March 9, 1965, in Albany, Georgia. As the son of a U.S. Army pilot he spent much of his early years on the move, living in many countries such as Japan and Germany (he graduated from high school in Frankfurt, Germany), and U.S. states including Alabama and Hawaii. Brought up as a military dependent he was known by his last name only, and now signs his name as simply Brom: "I get that asked more than just about any other question. It’s my real name, my last name. I got called Brom all the time as a kid, and it just stuck."
Brom has been drawing and painting since childhood, although he had never taken any formal art classes. "I wouldn’t exactly call myself self-taught, because I’ve always looked at the work of other artists and emulated what I liked about it. So you can say they taught me." Brom cites the work of Frank Frazetta, N.C. Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell as influences on his style: "Okay… Rockwell isn’t the kind of inspiration most people expect from me, but he just painted things so well. To me it’s not so much the genre but the way it’s done, and you have to admire his technique."
At the age of twenty, Brom started working full-time as a commercial illustrator. By age twenty-one, he had two national art representatives, and was doing work for such clients as Coca-Cola, IBM, CNN, and Columbia Pictures. TSR, Inc. hired Brom on full-time in 1989 at the age of 24. Brom contributed to all of TSR’s game and book lines, particularly the Dark Sun setting: "I pretty much designed the look and feel of the Dark Sun campaign. I was doing paintings before they were even writing about the setting. I’d do a painting or a sketch, and the designers wrote those characters and ideas into the story. I was very involved in the development process. I’ve been fortunate to be involved in the development end of a lot of projects I’ve worked on, from role-playing games to computer games." His paintings have been published in collectible card games such as Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Last Unicorn Games’ Heresy: Kingdom Come. Brom’s paintings, along with Frank Frazetta’s, were used in the development of the visual look of the game series Warlords.
In 1993, after four years at TSR, Brom returned to the freelance market, still specializing in the darker side of the roleplaying game, card game, and comic book genres. His artwork also appeared on book covers from authors such as Michael Moorcock, Anne McCaffrey, and Terry Brooks. Brom contributed conceptual work to computer games such as Heretic II, and several top creature houses for films such as Stan Winston Studios; he also co-created, art directed, and illustrated the Dark Age collectible card game. He has since worked as a movie concept artist, and created illustrations for comics (by DC, Chaos, Dark Horse) and computer games (for id Software, Blizzard, Sega and Activision). Brom has also been active with a line of Brom fetish toys from Fewture and a series of bronzes from the Franklin Mint and paintings for novels (by Michael Moorcock, Terry Brooks, R.A. Salvatore, Edgar Rice Burroughs).
Brom returned to TSR in 1998, doing paintings for the Alternity game, the AD&D role-playing game and its Forgotten Realms and Planescape lines, and covers for Dragon and Dungeon magazines. His work is included in the book Masters of Dragonlance Art. He has also returned to painting for book covers for TSR’s successor Wizards of the Coast, including the covers for the War of the Spider Queen series and reprints of The Avatar Series.
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