Moskowitz - The Artist
You probably already know
of Stewart Moskowitz's work. As you look through his
gallery you may recall seeing his famous artwork that
appeals to children as well as adults. His humorous
fine art has been used for many advertisements, and
his style is recognized around the world.
Mr. Moskowitz achieved success at an early age, and
the characters in his works have universal appeal. Born
in 1941 in the bustling New York City, Moskowitz's first
influence came from his father, a wood sculptor, who
decorated his home with figurines depicting elephants,
tigers, and birds.
Stewart says, "When I was just 5 or 6 years old,
instead of selling lemonade, I would sell my paintings
in front of my house for 3 or 4 cents a piece."
Later Mr. Moskowitz obtained his education at Pratt
Institute and the Art Students League of New York City.
He went on to receive his Master's of Fine Arts Degree
from the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, California.
In his Master's thesis, entitled "Animals in a
Children's World," Mr. Moskowitz explained that
the purpose of his art was to approach his subjects
with the simplicity, naivete, and curiosity of a child,
coupled with the knowledge of an adult.
Not content to have his work displayed only as museum
pieces, Mr. Moskowitz wanted to reach out and touch
the masses with his artwork. As a result he began printing
his paintings as posters. His first works, printed in
the early 1970's, "American Rabbit" and "The
Corporation," were a huge success and these posters
became known around the world.
His popularity is not limited to posters and advertisements
alone. Stewart has used his works of art to design everything
from diapers and children's clothing to toys and movies.
His original works hang in galleries, private collections,
and corporate offices throughout the world.
Despite his achievements, Stewart does not rest on his
achievements and continues to work daily. Like most
high achievers he begins his work day early, and ends
his workday in the late afternoon to make time for his
wife, three daughters and son.
Stewart Moskowitz's artwork has an undeniable
universal appeal that has entertained generations of fans. Here
you can read articles written
about the artist.
We hope you enjoy this online gallery and
purchase some of his fine art to enjoy at home or at work.