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About
Tim OBrien
Tim O'Brien is an illustrator and portrait painter who's detailed and imaginative illustrations have been published most notably in TIME Magazine as well as magazines such as Esquire, Rolling Stone, Der Spiegel, Newsweek, TV Guide, The Atlantic Monthly, Business Week, Entertainment Weekly, National Geographic, Penthouse, Playboy, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, every major book publisher and many advertising clients as well. Though a realistic painter, Tim can meet tight deadlines and is often called upon in the 11th hour to do his thing. Paintings are shot in the studio and a high resolution file is delivered with the finished painting.
Tim has received multiple awards and recognitions from the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles, Graphis, Print, Communication Arts Magazine, the Society of Publication Designers, American Illustration, and the Art Director's Club. Tim has 12 paintings in the collection of the National Gallery, Washington, DC, and he is the youngest artist included in the recent update of “The Illustrator in America, 1880-2000.”
*Vice President of the Society of Illustrators, New York.
*Chairman of 'Illustrators 49' at the Society of Illustrators.
*Completed 10 years as Chairman of the Education Committee at the Society.
*Member of the Illustrators' Advisory Committee at the Norman Rockwell Museum.
*Founding Member of the Illustrators’ Partnership of America.
*Education Chairman of the 2003 Illustration Conference in Philadelphia.

His numerous speaking engagements include The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Society of Illustrators, Syracuse University, School of Visual Arts, Pratt, Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of the Arts, where he is a Professor in the illustration department.
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