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David Azzarello

I’ve studied the various techniques and traditions of  artwork creation at Northwestern University, The School

of the Art Institute of Chicago, and at Northern Illinois University, where I graduated with a bachelor's degree

in Studio Art. I later earned a master's degree in medical illustration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

I have been a “commercial illustrator” for over thirty years. I also create what I consider “fine art”.


Though I tacitly defer to this modern cultural distinction between artist and illustrator, I can’t truly accept it,

either in theory or practice.

Whether painting on a cave wall with ocher and charcoal, or designing a corporate logo with tablet and

monitor, both artist and illustrator face the same seemingly impossible task. Both strive to create external

objects that, though purely tangible, paradoxically convey their own intangible thoughts and feelings to other intangible human minds.

Standing under the Sistine Ceiling, who could adequately describe Michelangelo as either an “artist” or an “illustrator”?

Please feel free to contact me

with any  questions, or for

additional samples of my work.

Thank you for

your time and interest!

All images copyrighted by David Azzarello, 2021

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