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Yan Nascimbene

Half-French and half-Italian, Yan Nascimbene studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the University of California. Yan, who first worked as a photographer and a film-maker before dedicating himself to illustration and painting, has published over 50 books, some of which he wrote, and created over 300 book covers. His work is shown regularly in France, Italy, Japan and the United States. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Society of Illustrators' Silver Medal which he won twice and the Bologna International Book Fair Graphic Award which he won three times.

2/4/13 blog post by Richard Solomon:

It came as a great shock to hear of the untimely death of Yan Nascimbene last Friday (February 1, 2013). I was introduced to Yan by my artist, John Mattos, at lunch some years ago. I had seen Yan’s work for years at the Society of Illustrators and always admired his beautiful technique and control of the watercolor medium. His work was charming, buoyant, and uplifting. I always compared him to the wonderful Japanese screen painters that I would regularly see displayed at the MET in New York and the Asian Museum in San Francisco.

His work had a timeless, airy quality that I much admired. After our initial meeting we agreed to work together. One of the biggest compliments I can give an illustrator is that he is a “pro’s pro” and Yan was that. An artist in this business needs to have nerves of steel what with crazy deadlines, multiple changes, and the ability to pivot on a dime to change direction.

Yan never let me down…he worked his tail off to satisfy his many clients and always came in on time with a great piece. At this very moment I am looking at two wonderful watercolors that are currently on loan in my office and I’m thinking of all the many wonderful conversations we had.

Yan, you will be missed, but your work will live for the ages.

-Richard Solomon


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Yan Nascimbene's Personal Website

Yan Nascimbene @ Behance

Yan Nascimbene @ Directory of Illustration

Yan Nascimbene @ the iSpot

Yan Nascimbene @ WRKBK

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Art On a Grand Scale - Artistic Murals

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