1926 - 2008
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Stuart Kaufman received formal training as an illustrator at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and as a member of the Art Students League in New York City. Kaufman’s colorful illustrations found great popularity on the covers of action and romance novels, as well as in nationally syndicated magazines including Saturday Evening Post, McCall’s Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Esquire, Redbook, and many others.
Stuart Kaufman’s illustrations and fine art have garnered many awards over the years, including the Guri Seaver Memorial Prize from the Art Institute of Chicago, the George R. Beach Prize from the Montclair Museum, the Montclair Museum of Art Award for Traditional Oils, and the Society of Illustrators Award.
Kaufman works have been a part of both group and single-artist exhibitions through the United States, including shows at the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Arts Club in New York, the San Diego Museum of Fine Arts, the Butler Institute of American Art, the National Academy of Design, the Society of Illustrators in New York, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.