Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services

Mark English

1620: The Landing of the Pilgrims (1970)
George Washington (1982)

Born 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.



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