Bill Charmatz. From Cartoons to Travel Illustration
Bill Charmatz was born in New York in 1925. He attended the School of Industrial Arts
in Manhattan and served in the U.S. Navy (1943-1944). He began his freelance illustration
career for clients such as The New York Times (1945-2005), Washington Post,
Esquire Magazine, Playboy Fortune, Life, time and Sports Illustrated.
He illustrated a weekly column for S.I. for over 20 years, plus several major painting
assignments including; skiing in France, NFL football training and Major League baseball
spring training, etc. He is listed in the “Who’s Who of American Art”, is a member of the
Society of Illustrators, was the founder and Vice president of the Graphic Artist Guild
and recipient of numerous awards.
In addition to illustrating and painting for publications and advertising agencies,
he has written and illustrated over 12 adult and children’s books.
Also some lovely travel illustration. Bill is yet another artist with a great variety of styles.