At the same time, I continued my interest in drawing and worked as an animating cartoonist for Saturday morning cartoons (Superman, Batman, etc). My personal heroes of the art world were actually of a different era, and were the artists of the golden age of illustration (1890s-1930s). 

After military service, I left off working as an artist and eventually completed a career in training. But upon retiring a few years ago, I was able to return to my first love - figurative drawing and illustration- after a break of more than 30 years.  My work today is available for sale in archival giclee prints in a range of sizes, and I am also available for commission work.  Please refer to the contact page for more information on print ordering and for my contact information. 


I work in pencil, marker, pastels, water color, and acrylic, and sometimes object-oriented computer graphics. My focus is primarily on the emotive and often humorous actions and interactions of people, and sometimes those of animals and other characters.

This website includes a variety of samples of the kind of work I am doing now, grouped in separate galleries by format, not by subject matter. Most of my work is figurative, some realistic and some cartoon-like. Originally, I studied sculpture at UCLA in the 60's under John McCracken  and worked in the minimalist school in Los Angeles as a sculptor until 1969,  before entering military service. 


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William Dean Lewis