Brad Teare

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Brad Teare (born 1956)[1] is a fine artist, illustrator and comics writer/artist based in Utah.

Teare was educated at University of Idaho and Utah State University.[2] He subsequently moved to New York City where he freelanced for the New York Times.[3]

Teare is a landscape painter and noted woodcut artist.[4] In 2006 his woodblock print "Rock Moss" won the Deseret Morning News $2,500 Purchase Award.[5]

Teare has done book covers for James Michener and Anne Tyler.[6] In 1992, he created a comic called "Cypher", later published as a book. A spin-off comic, "The Subterranean" has subsequently been created and released online. In 1997, he illustrated Dance, Pioneer, Dance!, a children's book by Rick Walton about westbound American pioneers, written in verse resembling a caller's chant for a square dance at a hoedown.[7]

Teare currently works illustrating "The Friend,", children's magazine of the LDS Church.[3] He is married to the noted American trompe l'oeil artist Debra Teare.[8]


  1. ^ Brad Teare, BoardGameGeek
  2. ^ Artist bio Archived October 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. at Artist Daily. Published February 13, 2007. Accessed August 31, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Kelly Cannon (October 8, 2013) "Providence artist works as national comic, illustrator", The Herald Journal, accessed November 26, 2013.
  4. ^ J. Mark Sublette's Medicine Man Gallery, biography of Teare and description of his multicolor woodcuts
  5. ^ Dave Gagon (June 29, 2006) "$2,500 woodblock is first of its kind in paper's art collection, Deseret News, accessed August 31, 2011
  6. ^ Brad Teare blog biography
  7. ^ Dance, Pioneer, Dance! by Rick Walton, Brad Teare, Goodreads
  8. ^ "Couple-Creators: Brad and Debra Teare" by Theric Jepson, A Motley Vision. Published May 18, 2009. Accessed August 31, 2011.

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