Monday, September 21, 2009
Bernie Fuchs, a giant in his field
Bernie Fuchs died on September 17, 2009. He was one of the most influential illustrators of all time. It seems that he started right at the top and just stayed there throughout his long career. I remember in the mid 1950's when Bernie started working at New Center Studios in Detroit, he sure shook up the town. He was a sensation right from the start bringing new concepts and vitality to the illustration field. He was a hard worker and it showed in his illustrations. Bernie Fuchs will no doubt influence painters and illustrators for many years to come.
I found the above illustration in an old 1956 Detroit Art Directors Annual. I thought that it symbolized Bernie's spirit and determination.
A couple of years ago I bought RIDE LIKE THE WIND, a book by Bernie Fuchs. The book is full of great paintings by the master. It's published by The Blue Sky Press an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. I urge you to buy it, you'll enjoy Bernie's fine work.