In 1969 Marvin Mattelson received a bachelor of fine arts degree with a major in illustration from the Philadelphia College of Art. By 1972, with an established professional reputation, he was hired by the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he has continued to teach part time to this day. His illustration client list includes DreamWorks, IBM, MTV, Newsweek, National Geographic, the United States Postal Service and Angel Records. As Mattelson moved from illustration work to commissioned portraits, he built a client list that includes chief executive officers from MetLife, NYNEX and ITT, as well as composer Philip Glass and Edward Cardinal Egan, archbishop of New York. Mattelson also teaches workshops around the country. Visit his website at www.fineartportrait.com.
To read more about Mattelson see the April 2012 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Here is some art that didn’t appear in the issue.
Bonus article: How to Paint a Portrait With Oil by Marvin Mattelson
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