Award-Winning Illustration Faculty Owen Smith Reflects on Career and Future of the Profession

CCA associate professor and chair of illustration Owen Smith.CCA associate professor and chair of illustration Owen Smith.

CCA associate professor and chair of the Illustration program Owen Smith is the designer of 19 New Yorker covers, subway images for San Francisco MTA, award-winning murals and sculptures. Smith’s artistic inspiration is a blend of Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, film noir, femme fatales, pulp illustrations, and the high-drama of Renaissance art. A recent article in The Daily Beast boasts a number of his accomplishments—including "killing Christmas."

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