Scott Gustafson’s earliest artistic ambition was
to become an animator. But by the time he entered
high school, he became acquainted with artists
from the Golden Age of Illustration.
Great illustrators like N.C. Wyeth, Normal Rockwell,
Maxfield Parrish and Arthur Rackham opened
a door onto a world of beautiful images that
continue to inspire him to this day.
Lingering dreams of making animated films,
however, led Scott to major in animation at
the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.
It wasn’t until after leaving art school that the
possibility of a career as a freelance illustrator
began to truly appeal to him.
Over the nearly twenty-five years that span
his career, he has had the opportunity to fulfill
commissions for a number of varied clients and
publishers such as Celestial Seasonings,
Playboy magazine, Saturday Evening Post,
The Bradford Exchange, Dreamworks and
The Greenwich Workshop.
. . .
His illustrated books include The Night Before Christmas,
Peter Pan, Nutcracker, as well as two original titles,
Animal Orchestra and Alphabet Soup.
His newest release, Classic Fairy Tales,
was recently awarded a Chesley award for best
interior book illustrations from the Association
of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
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Artwork © Scott Gustafson
30 juni 2011