Mark Hurwitt

1 Clark Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tel: 718 875 3527

Fax: 718 222 8475

mark@hurwittgraphics.com

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Mark Hurwitt grew up in an environment that emphasized art, music, literature and politics. He's been drawing for as long as he can remember.

He graduated from the Woodstock Country School in Vermont and received his B.A. from Franconia College in New Hampshire. Mark continued his studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York, the University College of Dublin in Ireland and the New Experimental College of Nordenfjord World University in Denmark. He worked as a metal crafter, jeweler and leather crafter. As Staff Artist and Editorial Cartoonist at the Vineyard Gazette, his work won major awards from the New England Press Association in competition with newspapers across the six state region. Also while living on Martha's Vineyard, Mark published a very successful and popular 52 page comic book: Martha's Vineyard Comics & Stories.

Moving to New York City in 1990, Mark did computer animation and created storyboards and digital displays for signage companies and advertising agencies. He also became an Artist-in-Residence in the New York City school system, teaching drawing and writing skills to grades K through 12. For five years Mark served on the National Board of Directors of the Graphic Artists Guild and was Chairman of the Cartoonists Alliance of New York.

Mark currently works as a freelance illustrator for clients in publishing and advertising, as well as educational, cultural, community, political and labor organizations. He contributes editorial cartoons to several publications and has work in gallery exhibitions and private collections. Mark takes pride in his ability to find creative solutions, work collaboratively and meet tight deadlines.

Mark is also a lecturer and gives a presentation on Woody Guthrie as a political cartoonist in conjunction with the Woody Guthrie Archives. For booking info contact Mark or www.woodyguthrie.org .

 

In 1999 Mark married singer/songwriter Judy Gorman in the park under the Brooklyn Bridge. They have created a music and art home/studio in Brooklyn, NY. For a taste of Judy's music, her site is: www.cdbaby.com/judygorman2

 

 

 

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