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Cabinet of Wonders Panel with Parsons Illustration Faculty George Bates

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The Illustrators’ Cabinet of Wonders: A Show and Tell by Steven Heller

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Steven Heller moderates a panel discussion about the art and business of illustration with illustrators George Bates, Peter de Sève and Barbara Nessim. They will share insights about their work and shed light on the changing roles of illustrators in the current media.  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bard Graduate Center (38 West 86th Street)

6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (reception) 

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (panel discussion) 

$25 general/$20 student & senior

To register for the event, please visit:,  or  call 212.501.3011

About the Panelists:

American art director and critic, Steven Heller, is the co-founder and co-chair of the MFA Design: Designer as Author & Entrepreneur program. He is also the author and co-author of works on the history of illustration, typography and graphic design.

George Bates is known to work in every corner of Commercial Art, Illustration and Fine Art. He is a Part time professor of illustration at Parsons School of Design. He has also created two permanent public art installations for the NYC MTA Subway Arts for Transit program.

Peter de Sève’s illustrations and character designs are known throughout the world.  He is perhaps best recognized for his many New Yorker magazine covers and for the characters he designed for the popular Ice Age series of animated films.

Barbara Nessim is an artist, illustrator, and educator who lives and works in New York City.

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