1620: The Landing of
the Pilgrims (1970)
in Hubbard, Texas, Mark English picked cotton, chased rodeos,
painted billboards, and served in the Army before studying at
the Art Center College in Los Angeles. He began his career as
an art director in advertising but quickly became known as one
of America’s leading magazine illustrators. A Hall of Fame
illustrator, he is admired for his innovative artistic experiments
and has created images for many national publications, including
The Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, McCall’s,
and Time. He has counseled aspiring and professional
illustrators as an artist-in-residence at Hallmark Cards in Kansas
City and at The Illustration Academy, a school that he founded.
His striking designs have appeared on 12 U.S. postage stamps.