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Paul Yandoli Photo

Paul Yandoli is an amazing photographer who got his first ‘real’ 35mm camera after finishing college when he began to pursue photography seriously. After getting an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University he enrolled a few years later in the Art Institute of Boston to study Fine Art Photography. Upon graduation he worked in the Boston advertising community for several years. Now a native of the rural Western Massachusetts valley he shoots and exhibits his stunning fine art photography. You can order masterfully produced prints on his website. Check out paulyandoliphoto.com

Boston-Maine-20051 by Paul Yandoli

Boston-Maine-20051 by Paul Yandoli

Remembering Illustrator Betsy Scheld

counting kangaroos - betsy scheldBetsy was a dear friend who’s artwork should be remembered and shown more on the internet. This excerpt is from inxart.com:

Betsy Scheld was an energetic young illustrator who worked in New York and contributed to INX until January 1996, when at the age of 32 she died from spinal meningitis.

She received a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. In 1990, she was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago, Her work appeared in a variety of popular publications such as The Village Voice and The Sacramento Bee, as well as The New York Times and Newsday, In addition, she illustrated two children’s books, several CD covers, billboards, and numerous book jackets, one of which received the prestigious Tiffany Award. Read more

Intoxicating Illustration

intoxicating illustration

A website featuring the cartoon and illustration work of Tony Iatridis. A well published illustrator and cartoonist as well as the founding member of the IDG graphics team, Mr. Iatridis i also the author of the somewhat demented Christmas serial comic, Tales To Drink Egg Nog By.

Illustrator Ben Shahn

Illustartor Ben ShahnShahn was a brilliant artist and illustrator, who to be blunt could draw his ass off. Simple lines captured both the human form and emotion in a way you rarely see.  He was born in Lithuania in 1898 into a family of Jewish craftsmen. His father’s anti-czarist activities forced the family to immigrate to the United States in 1906. Shahn grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn. He became an apprentice in a Manhattan lithographic firm, finishing high school at night and later taking classes at New York University, City College of New York, and the National Academy of Design. Shahn saw his art as a means to combat injustice and raise social awareness. Throughout his career Shahn’s style retained the linear bias of a draughtsman, which proved to be effective in his satirical depictions of social types. He had his first solo exhibition at the Downtown Gallery in 1930, and his series of paintings of the trial and execution of the anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti established his reputation and led to further explorations of trials with political implications. Google him, check out his work, you’ll be glad you did.