brad holland: the illustration is art

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Wayne Bradford “Brad” Holland (Fremont, 1943) is an American cartoonist and illustrator. Self-taught, he had the beginnings difficult: it was rejected by Disney, in 1960 he moved to Chicago but failed to emerge, then went to Kansas City to work for Hallmark. In 1967 he moved to New York, drawing covers for magazines such as Playboy. In 1972 he became one of the fixed illustrators of the New York Times, where he said graphically the most important historical and political events. He has won numerous awards including, in 1991, the Hamilton King Award for the painting I’m Coming Apart. In Italy his first solo exhibition was held in 2006 in Turin, on the occasion of the XIX Book Fair. Throughout his career he has dealt with the most varied topics, from human rights to industrial society, cultural events in the fashion world. He has sought to be recognized by critics as art illustration in all respects, with the same dignity of the traditional painting.


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