Arthur Suydam is a Renaissance man who is equally adept as a prose writer, fantasy painter, children's book illustrator, folk musician and visual storyteller. New York's Alexander Gallery, upon exhibiting his work, called Suydam's watercolors "some of the finest ever created." As Aristotle said, "No great genius is without an admixture of madness." The Society of Illustrators member hides himself away in the confines of one room, married to his art, shunning the "popular" projects, preferring to grow and create on the fringe.
The Fantastic Art of Arthur Suydam explores the many sides of the artist's work, contrasting lushly vegetated fantasy worlds with scorched, distant science-fiction scenes. Influenced by Maxfield Parrish, Frank Frazetta, Arthur Rackham and Heinrich Kley, Suydam reveals new, rare and classic images featuring Wind in the Willows,
Tarzan, Fireflies, Br'er Rabbit, Predator, Giants, Aliens, Batman, recent IMAGE projects and his definitive Heavy Metal character, the Mudwog.
"Arthur Suydam's watercolors are some of the finest ever created."|
Proprietor of New York City's Alexander Gallery.
"Arthur Suydam...Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful."|
Legendary Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame painter of fantastic art, book covers & movie posters.
"Arthur Suydam is a Renaissance Man. His accomplishments
extend from comics to the worlds of music, film, television,
illustration, writing, editing and art direction."|
Author, novelist, and journalist for Heavy Metal magazine.
"I consider Suydam one of the greatest
artists of our time."|
Heavy Metal publisher & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator.
"Arthur Suydam has been entertaining,
inspiring and challenging us with his art
for three decades."|
Author, historian & Editor in Chief Emeritus of Marvel Comics.