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

Steve Buchanan

Insects and Spiders: Black Widow (1999)

Trained as a classical musician at Oberlin College, Steve Buchanan earned his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. After eleven years as a university professor and concert pianist, he studied painting with Dennis Nolan at the Hartford Art School, and in 1988 he began a successful second career as a freelance illustrator. Buchanan specializes in natural science illustration and is best known for his botanical and entomological subjects. His clients have included The New York Times, Country Living Gardener, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Scientific American, Houghton Mifflin, Garden Design, and Fine Gardening Magazine.


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