|Education||University of Arizona,|
Art Center College of Design
|Known for||illustration illustrator|
Nancy Stahl is an American illustrator.
Early life and education
Although the artist would be recognized as a pioneer of digital illustration, Stahl began her illustration career in 1971 working in gouache, and developing a bold "poster style" which the artist credits as being influenced by Ludwig Hohlwein, and more generally by the English railway and underground posters of Edward McKnight Kauffer
In the late 1980s, Stahl was invited by Charlex (also known as CHRLX since 1998) to come in after hours to learn how to create digital art on their mainframe computers. Digital image manipulation was in its infancy at the time and the artist has recalled that "you'd go back to this hazmat type of room--you know, those computer rooms where the guys would wear white and it was freezing cold--one huge room, full of tapes, and you'd load your tape".
Stahl has designed postage stamps for the United States Postal Service and in addition to her stamp illustrations, the artist has been featured by print publications such as Time Magazine, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal and many others.
The artist has been an adviser for Adobe along with other select digital artists, test-driving the unreleased Adobe Photoshop versions. Stahl was featured in CA, Step-by-Step, Print, and Peachpit Press Illustrator Wow and Painter Wow books.
As an educator
Stahl has been an instructor in the Independent Study master's degree program at Hartford Art School, Syracuse University, and taught at the School of Visual Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Honors and awards
- Hall of Fame Society of Illustrators inducted 2012
- Chairman of The Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition (2001)
- "Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame". Retrieved 1 June 2013.
- "Graphis Masters". Retrieved 1 June 2013.
- "USA Philatelic". Archived from the original on 9 July 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
- "Leo Espinosa Interview". 26 March 2007.
- "Western Connecticut State College Department of Art Alumni". Retrieved 2 June 2013.
- "National Postal Museum". Retrieved 2 June 2013.
- "US Postal Service - Nancy Stahl". Retrieved 2 June 2013.
- "Hartford University MFA Progran". Retrieved 2 June 2013.
- "Fashion Institute of Technology Faculty". Archived from the original on 26 June 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
- "Wacom - Meet Nancy Stahl". Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2013.