|Beata Szpura Biography
Beata Szpura is an illustrator, a painter and an educator. Her illustration work has been published by all the major national publications. Her client's list includes: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Daily News, Business Week, Leo Burnett, Grey Worldwide, Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, Merrill Lynch Realty, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Museum of Modern Art, Money, New York Magazine, New Yorker, Harcourt Brace, Henry Holt Publishing, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Self, Seventeen, Sports Illustrated, Scholastic, Town & Country, Harper Collins, Wine & Spirits, and others.
Ms. Szpura's Holiday cards/mobiles were distributed by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has illustrated several book covers for Farrar, Straus and Giroux, including Newberry Award winner Joey Pigza Looses Control. She has created several illustrations for print and online advertising campaign for The Olive Garden. Icon Shoes is currently selling upscale leather products decorated with Ms. Szpura's illustrations. She has exhibited her paintings in the US and in Poland. She has participated in DOG NY project in 2002, and her 3 painted dog sculptures were on display in Manhattan. One of them, placed in the Union Square, was featured in the New York Times.
Ms. Szpura teaches fashion drawing and color theory at Parsons School of Design, and drawing and painting at Queensborough Community College.