Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Edward Little has spent over twenty years fulfilling commissions in the advertising and publishing world - his paintings have appeared on the covers of books published by Avon, Dell, Harper Collins, Macmillan, and Simon & Schuster, in periodicals such as Golf and Tennis Magazines, Golf Digest, Omni and Reader’s Digest. His product and typographic designs have appeared nationally in television and retail advertising.
He is an accomplished and award winning portrait artist achieving distinction through a range of prestigious commissions that include Chairmen of Fortune 500 Companies, portrait collections for the Postal Commemorative Society and numerous private portrait commissions.
He has also designed and produced murals and trompe l’oeil effects for clients in the United States and Europe. Edward graduated summa cum laude from Ravensbourne College of Art in London, England, with an BA Double First Class Honors Degree in Editorial and Information design. In 1983 he immigrated to the United States of America where he began a successful freelance illustration and design business. In the mid 1990’s he focussed on creating portraits, murals and trompe l’oeil effects and more recently original paintings for gallery shows and giclee reproduction.
In addition to painting Edward has, since 2003, taught as adjunct Professor of Art History, Studio Drawing and Illustration at Western Connecticut State University.
His work is on permanent public display at the Museum of Philatelic Art, Cheyenne, Wyoming, has been exhibited in New York at the Society of Illustrators and the Kips Bay Designer Showhouse, New York.