Barry Blitt (born April 30, 1958 in Cote Saint Luc, Quebec) is a Canadian born American artist.
Barry Blitt is a cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his New Yorker covers and as a regular contributor to the op-ed page of the New York Times. Blitt creates his works in traditional pen and ink, as well as watercolors.
Early life and education
Blitt grew up in Cote Saint Luc, Quebec, a municipality on the Island of Montreal.
The artist's first publication credit came at age 16: a series of drawings in the Philadelphia Flyers 1974 yearbook.
He graduated from The Ontario College of Art and Design and moved to the US in 1989.
Blitt's illustration work has been featured by publications such as The New Yorker,Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic and others.
Awards and honors
Les Usherwood Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
Cover of the Year for Deluged published by The New Yorker, awarded by The American Society of Magazine Editors (2006)
Art Directors Club, Hall of Fame (2012)
Work showcased at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Museum of American Illustration in New York