Artist George Stavrinos is best remembered as a renowned American illustrator who was a particularly gifted draftsman. Trained at the Rhode Island School of Design, he graduated in 1969, spent a year studying abroad in Rome, and then came back to New York City to begin working. Over the course of his career, he was commissioned by Bergdorf Goodman, the New York City Opera, The New York Times and magazines such as Redbook, Gentleman’s Quarterly and Cosmopolitan.
While working as an illustrator, Stavrions exhibited his personal work in galleries in Manhattan, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Providence, Chicago, London, Paris, and Tokyo. He also taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in he 1980s, and at Tokyo’s Designers Gakium College in 1984.
In 2007, George Stavrinos was inducted into the Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame.