A Memorial Portrait

Last week, I delivered a portrait of one dearly-departed. The loved one’s nephew wrote to me to ask for his aunt’s portrait, as he remembered her in early years. I was told of her vibrant early life and subsequent battles … Continue reading

Grgich – Creating a Wine Label

A while ago, I was approached by the folks at Grgich Vineyards. They wanted to honor a master vintner, Mike Grgich, by putting his image on one of their premium Reserve offerings. They provided this image of Mr. Grgich:   … Continue reading

Conceptual Art

When I was the lead in-house illustrator at The Wall Street Journal, in the 1980’s, an emphasis evolved at the paper towards producing conceptual illustration for many of the feature articles. The New York Times had been doing this for … Continue reading

Back in the Wall Street Journal

A while back, I was asked to produce an oversized portrait of Charles Darwin for my former employer, Dow Jones & Co. They were planning a promotional campaign that would appear in the Wall Street Journal, their world-famous newspaper. Naturally, … Continue reading

A Wall Street Journal Hedcut History, Part 4

Finally, here is the fourth in a series which will complete this group of postings. This is the puzzle-piece that contains a most gracious testimony from my colleagues at the Wall Street Journal. The printing plate was presented to me … Continue reading

A Wall Street Journal Hedcut History, Part 2

Here is the second installment you’ve been waiting for… all images, Kevin Sprouls. You may request the complete image of┬áthe printing plate presented to Kevin Sprouls from The Wall Street Journal by emailing Kevin.

A Wall Street Journal Hedcut History, Part 1

My connections to the Journal sometimes get eclipsed. Quite understandable, as I quit my “day job” as head of the Illustration Dept. in 1987! As you’ve no doubt read in previous blog posts here, I developed the current WSJ “hedcut” … Continue reading