Loren Long | Illustrations in Acrylic and Charcoal

Illustrator and author Loren Long earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design/art studio from the University of Kentucky, followed by graduate studies in illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Before settling into a career of illustrating and writing picture books, he already had a client list that included major magazines such as Forbes, Time, Atlantic Monthly and Sports Illustrated, as well as big-name publishers like Harper Collins, Penguin, Houghton Mifflin and the National Geographic Society. Among his numerous honors are Golden Kite Awards for the books I Dream of Trains by Angela Johnson and When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer by Walt Whitman, and his selection by Madonna to illustrate her book Mr. Peabody’s Apples and by President Obama to illustrate his book Of Thee I Sing. Long’s lithograph print, The Tornado, is part of the permanent collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum.

To read more about Long see the October 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Here is some art that wasn’t in the issue.

Lincoln (acrylic, 13x13) from Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010), illustrated by Loren Long

Lincoln (acrylic, 13x13) from Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010), illustrated by Loren Long

Flying Baby Jesus (acrylic, 10x20) from Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt (Scribner, 2007), illustrated by Loren Long

Flying Baby Jesus (acrylic, 10x20) from Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt (Scribner, 2007), illustrated by Loren Long

The Heart of the Geryhound (poster created for the Cincinnati Heart Mini-Marathon, sponsored by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Heart Association) (acrylic, 24x17), illustrated by Loren Long

The Heart of the Geryhound (poster created for the Cincinnati Heart Mini-Marathon, sponsored by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Heart Association) (acrylic, 24x17), illustrated by Loren Long

Magic in the Outfield (charcoal on paper, 9x12) from The Sluggers chapter series by Phil Bildner and Loren Long, illustrated by Loren Long

Magic in the Outfield (charcoal on paper, 9x12) from The Sluggers chapter series by Phil Bildner and Loren Long, illustrated by Loren Long

illustration (acrylic, 16x16) from The Day the Animals Came: A Story of Saint Francis Day by Frances Ward Weller (Philomel, 2003), illustrated by Loren Long

illustration (acrylic, 16x16) from The Day the Animals Came: A Story of Saint Francis Day by Frances Ward Weller (Philomel, 2003), illustrated by Loren Long

 


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