Peter Pagano, New Jersey Member Since November 2006 Artist Statement New York City has been an inspiration for my artwork since I attended Manhattan’s High School of Art & Design. There I studied drawing, painting, commercial art and illustration. It was the teachers Irwin Greenberg and Max Ginsburg who taught me to see and paint the diversity of people and neighboords of the city.
Based on my portfolio I was awarded a full scholarship to the School of Visual Arts. I took design classes and majored in illustration but also continued my fine art studies with another inspirational teacher Steve Assael.
Upon graduation I began a career as a freelance illustrator/graphic designer. Some of my past clients include WNET/Channel 13, Harlequin books, Maxell Corporation, and the New York Mets.