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Tim O’Brien


About Tim O’Brien

Tim O’Brien is a freelance illustrator whose art has appeared countless times on the covers of magazines worldwide.  He is known for his work for Time Magazine, having done more illustrated covers than any artist in the last 30 years. Tim has painted hundreds of book covers and has illustrated several US Postage Stamps.
Tim has received awards and recognition from the Society of Illustrators, Graphis Magazine, Communication Arts Magazine, the Society of Publication Designers, American Illustration, Spectrum, Advertising Age, and the Art Directors Club.
Tim’s paintings are among the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC., and he was the recipient of the Hamilton King Award in 2009.  Tim received an honorary doctorate from Lyme Academy of Fine Art in 2013. An SOI member for 30 years, he is the current President.

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