Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bernie Fuchs has passed away after a struggle with cancer. As an illustrator who grew up with Fuchs work all round me in its many permutations, I feel the loss of his artistic voice. He was a giant of his generation who was also a gentleman of modest presence. He was an artist who drove himself to excel and to invent and reinvent his style, point of view, and sustain an extraordinary level of taste and quality in every illustration and painting that he produced. We are lucky that, through Leif Peng's blog, we can see the highlights of this gentleman genius' career. I encourage you to visit www.todaysinspiration.blogspot.com as a tribute and a source of inspiration. He will be much missed and well remembered for what he contributed to our world.

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Blogger George Cwirko-Godycki said...

it is a surreal coincidence since just last night i spent a couple of hours reading the illustration magazine issue of his work, and then the next day i read this. thanks for the info chuck.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Chuck Pyle said...

George, Think of it as a call to be the Bernie Fuchs of your generation

12:02 PM  
Blogger Graham Ross said...

I'd love if the school put up some of his drawings around the building. Lemmie know and maybe I can help out.

7:14 PM  
Blogger C.B. Canga said...

i was and always well be a great inspiration to me.

7:58 AM  
Blogger chris said...

Very sad news. He was a great inspiration to me. I always loved his work and the one time I met him he did seem very modest and easygoing.
Chris

12:06 AM  

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