Fernando Da Silva
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Fernando Dias Da Silva (June 25, 1920 – March 5, 2012) was an illustrator and fine art painter. He was born on 6/25/20 in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil. His illustrations have graced magazine covers, book illustrations, newspaper advertisements and various mediums of graphic representation.
Leaving his home in Rio de Janeiro in 1959, Da Silva concluded a decade as an in-house talent for J. Walter Thompson, McCann-Erickson and Grand Advertising in Brazil. Working as a studio illustrator and a freelance artist in the US, the artist's work appeared regularly in Playboy, Encyclopædia Britannica, World Book Encyclopedia, the Chicago Tribune and other print venues. Da Silva collaborated with Bob Peak on the Marlboro Man ad campaign. Da Silva also is responsible for illustrating the William Wrigley Jr. “Fun Facts” campaign, annual report covers for Caterpillar Tractor and International Harvester, and several syndicated color comic strips including Rex Morgan, M.D..
Da Silva continued to paint and exhibit his work. He lived in a suburb of Chicago.
- Michigan State University "Index to Comic Art Collection."
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