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larry kresek

Larry Kresek, MFA

Before RMCAD, Larry Kresek was the first chair for the illustration department at the Ringling School of Art and Design. In addition to teaching, Kresek has worked as a freelance illustrator since 1970. From his early days in New York City, where he created paperback covers for Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Spider and Jeanne Robinson, and Ray Bradbury to working for such publishers as Dell, Fawcett, Ballentine, Warner, Doubleday, and DAW Books. Moreover, he has created movie posters, record albums, national ads, and pharmaceutical illustrations. His editorial illustrations have won local, regional, and national awards—most notably in Print Magazine’s New York Regional competition. Kresek has been a judge, speaker, exhibitor, and adviser to the education committee at the New York Society of Illustrators. Recently he worked as a production artist on the award winning animated film, The Book of Life.
View his work at

Untitled, 1970s // Larry Kresek

Recent Exhibitions, Significant Work, or Publications:
Currently, Kresek is developing a wide range of projects with his wife, and fellow professor, Joan Kresek for their business, Kresek Art Studio. His website is
Course Credentialing
Basic Illustration, People, Places + Things: Concept Art I and People Places + Things: Concept Art II, Conceptual Illustration, Directed Themes in Illustration, Illustrating Literature, Illustration Graduation Portfolio I, Illustration Media, Landscape Painting, Still Life Painting, Topics in Illustration

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