Satiric artist and illustrator Steve Brodner will present a slide talk on his work on March 2 at the Johns Hopkins University.
The event, "Steve Brodner: Beauty Is in the Eye of the Deranged/40 Years of American Satirical Art & Reportage," will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the F. Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center, on the Homewood campus at 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Admission is free and open to the public.
For over 25 years, Brodner's satiric illustrations and editorial cartoons have appeared in nearly every major American periodical, including The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Fortune, Mother Jones, The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. He has won awards from the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, and the Society of Publication Design. He was also the recipient of the 2000 Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism.
Upon publication of Brodner's 2004 collection, Freedom Fries, Harper's magazine editor Lewis Lapham wrote: "Steve Brodner, a born arsonist, inherits his gift not only from writers as incendiary in spirit as Twain and H. L. Mencken, but also from artists as clever with matches as Goya, Daumier and Thomas Nast."
Brodner has devoted his career to bringing the artist's point of view into illustration. In addition to accepting assignments, he writes, designs, and sells concepts to journalistic enterprises. He feels that this need not be unusual and encourages artists to think in terms of their own projects, which will identify them with their content and presentation, ultimately shaping their careers.
Brodner is currently working on an illustrated history of the presidency of the United States, from George Washington to Barack Obama (and beyond), due out in 2017. He lives and works in New York City, where he teaches at the School of Visual Arts.
To see a video of Brodner at work: http://www.youtube.com/user/brodnerart To download images of Brodner's work: http://jhu.edu/artwork/galleries/Brodner/index.htm
Steve Brodner's appearance is co-sponsored by the Center for Visual Arts and Homewood Arts Programs. Visitor parking on campus is available in the South Garage, 3101 Wyman Park Dr., Baltimore.