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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION


After ruling out his initial career choices as a paleontologist, zoologist, baseball player and Good Humor ice cream man, Jerry LoFaro employed his lifelong interest in dinosaurs, animals, fantasy, art history and literature into a successful career as an illustrator. His formal art education was spent at S.U.N.Y., New Plats in 1980-81, while his most important lessons came later in figure-drawing classes at the Art Students League of New York.

Jerry LoFaro's art can be seen on the book covers of most major publishers including Random House, Ballentine, Berkley, Avon, Doubleday, Bantam, Dell and Viking Penquin. June 1991 saw the publication of his children's book "How Life Began" by Doubleday, which contains twenty-four exciting paintings chronicling the beginning of the universe through the age of dinosaurs and the emergence of man.

Jerry has also created advertising and promotional illustrations for a wide variety of clients such as: Coca Cola, Pepsi, Barcadi, Rockwell, Conoco, Haagen-Daz, Unisys, Parker Bros., Levi's, Nike, T.W.A., Minolta, San Francisco Ballet, Kellog's, R.J.R. Nabisco, I.B.M., A.T.&T. and M.G.M. Grand Hotel. His "Giants of Golf", a series done for G.T.E. North Classic, is featured in Communication Arts Annual 34. In addition, his work has been selected for nine Society of Illustrators annuals as well as their "Best of Paperback Books I and II' and "Science Fiction & Fantasy" exhibitions. In January 1991 Airbrush Action Magazine featured Jerry in a cover story.

Jerry was awarded a medal from The Society of Illustrators of L.A.'s 32nd Exhibition, awards for the best in advertising in Spectrum Vol. I and II and was presented The Vargas Award in May 1996 for lifetime achievement in illustration and for his contributions to the airbrush industry.

In addition to The Society of Illustrators Annuals 26, 29, 32-38, Communications Arts Annuals 34 and 35 and Spectrum Vols. 1-3 (the best in contemporary fantastic art), Jerry's work as been published in Graphis, Hot Air l, Airbrush Action Vol. 1-4, The Encyclopedia of Airbrush Techniques and was a finalist in RSVP's Self-portrait Competition, Vol. 21.

Jerry LoFaro is also a highly regarded and popular instructor, having taught airbrush classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and has led seminars around the United States sponsored by "Airbrush Action Magazine."

Jerry has been represented by American Artists (Tel. 212-682- 2462) in New York City since 1986.


Mr. LoFaro lives in, New Hampshire with his wife Kathleen and son Gregory, and operates an art studio in the State's Capitol, Concord.

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