Thursday, February 21, 2013

Yan Nascimbene


It's always bittersweet to learn about an artist posthumously, especially someone with as much talent as French-Italian illustrator Yan Nascimbene, who passed away on February 1, 2013 at the age of 63. His illustrious career included illustrations for over 50 books, 300 book covers and countless editorial pieces, with many examples of his gorgeous watercolors available on his portfolio website.

(Via Brain Pickings)


  1. Beautiful work. . . I really love that second one. Thanks for the introduction to his work.


  2. Thanks for your nice write up, father would have been honored.
    -Amanzio Nascimbene

  3. I met Yan ever so briefly, albeit by email, and his work is so wonderful, how that word is supposed to be meant, full of wonderful feelings. I miss not having the chance to know him better, and the chance to try to more deeply understand how he tells stories so well.


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