I've studied the various disciplines of traditional visual "fine art" 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. In 1993 I earned a master's degree in medical illustration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
I have been a professional illustrator for over thirty years. I also create what I consider fine art. Though I tacitly defer to the modern cultural distinction between artist and illustrator, I don't accept it in theory or practice.
Whether painting a cave wall with ocher and charcoal or designing a corporate logo with tablet and monitor, the talents of both artist and illustrator are required to create visual symbols which effectively connect human imaginations that would otherwise remain separate.
Standing under the Sistine Ceiling, who could question that Michelangelo was both an inspired artist and a masterful illustrator?
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