Alan Witschonke has been a professional Illustrator for over 30 years. During that time, he has completed a broad range of assignments encompassing the Editorial, Book Publishing, Advertising, Corporate and Institutional fields. His clients include Atlantic Monthly, U.S. News & World Report, Rolling Stone, Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, Yankee, National Geographic, Harvard University and the Boston Red Sox. He has been in numerous art exhibitions around the country and has given lectures, been a panelist and portfolio reviewer and made presentations of his work over the years at schools, museums, libraries and professional organizations throughout New England. Mr. Witschonke has also taught at Harvard University and at the Art Institute of Boston. Mr. Witschonke has won many awards from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts magazine and other industry publications, as well as recognition from American Illustration. After graduation from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration, Mr. Witschonke headed to Boston, Massachusetts to pursue his dream of becoming a free-lance Illustrator. There was a fertile design and illustration market in those years and Mr. Witschonke worked regularly for the Educational and Trade Book Publishing, High-Technology, Financial Services, Advertising, Medical and Scientific sectors. Around this time he also became active in the Graphic Artists Guild/Boston and held positions as Chairman of the Grievance Committee and Co-Vice President. Starting in 1996, Mr. Witschonke illustrated the first of seven non-fiction children’s books for Charlesbridge Publishing and Mikaya Press, Inc. These books have won numerous awards, including: New York magazine’s Best Children’s Book List, Scientific American’s Young Readers Book Award, New York Public Library’s 100 Books to Read and Share list and the Child Study Children’s Book Committee’s Best Books of the Year List. Mr. Witschonke’s illustrations for Cooks Illustrated magazine have led to many drawing assignments from cookbook publishers, among them: How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), The Bread Bible (W. W. Norton, Inc.), Knife Skills Illustrated (W. W. Norton, Inc.) and The Elephant Walk (Houghton Mifflin Co., Inc.). Cookbook awards garnered from around the world include: the Gourmand World Cookbook Award, the James Beard Award and the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award. In addition to his illustration work, Mr. Witschonke works as a portrait painter. He has recently completed a large, 6’ x 7’ commissioned painting for the Boston Medical Library at Harvard Medical School. He is based in Natick, Massachusetts.
Acrylic, Black & White, Collage, Colored Pencil, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Graphic, Impressionistic, Lettering, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Montage, Oil, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Photoillustration, Realism, Stylized, Watercolor, Decorative, Whimsical, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment
Action, Adventure, Animals, Annual Report, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Celebrities, Children, Children's Books, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Futuristic, Greeting Cards, Health, Historical, Industrial, Landscape, Leisure, Medical, Mural, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Religious, Romance, Science, Scientific, Still Life, Technology, Textiles, Toys & Games, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Ethnic, Environmental, Urban