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SVA Honors Illustrator James McMullan with Masters Series Award and Exhibition, Now thru 12/15

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McMullan has also collaborated on six popular children's books with his wife, children's book author Kate McMullan: I Stink! (HarperCollins, 2006), I'm Dirty! (HarperCollins, 2006), I'm Fast! (HarperCollins, 2012), I'm Bad! (HarperCollins, 2008), I'm Big! (HarperCollins, 2010), and I'm Mighty! (HarperCollins, 2003).

Beginning in 1969, McMullan taught at SVA for 30 years, and in 1987 he inaugurated his High-Focus Drawing Program, which later resulted in a book on his distinctive approach to life drawing.

On Tuesday, December 4, at 7pm, McMullan will discuss his career with designer, SVA Acting Chairman and Masters Series laureate Milton Glaser. The conversation will take place at the SVA Amphitheater, 209 East 23 Street, 3rd floor, New York City. Admission is free and open to the public.

In 1988, SVA founder Silas H. Rhodes instituted the College's Masters Series, an award and exhibition honoring great visual communicators of our time. Although the achievements of many groundbreaking designers, illustrators, art directors and photographers are known to and lauded by their colleagues, their names often go unrecognized by the general public. The Masters Series brings greater exposure to those whose influence has been felt strongly and by many, yet without widespread recognition.

Masters Series laureates are Marshall Arisman, Saul Bass, Ivan Chermayeff, Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Lou Dorfsman, Heinz Edelmann, Jules Feiffer, Shigeo Fukuda, Milton Glaser, April Greiman, Steven Heller, George Lois, Mary Ellen Mark, Ed McCabe, Duane Michals, Tony Palladino, Paula Scher, Edward Sorel, Deborah Sussman, George Tscherny, Paul Rand and Massimo Vignelli.

The SVA Gallery, located at 209 East 23 Street, is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm and Saturday, 10am to 6 pm. Admission is free. The gallery is accessible by wheelchair. For further information call 212.592.2145.

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

Image courtesy jamesmcmullan.com, copyright James McMullan.

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