About the Artist
It is fitting that one of the most influential illustrators of the 20th century designed the art for Mizzou’s poster of recommended readings from that century. PRINT magazine calls Brad Holland “the fiercest and most independent political artist of our time.” The New York Times, in nominating him for a Pulitzer Prize, wrote that Holland’s work goes “beyond the moment to illuminate a general condition universal in space and time. The feeling is almost always compassionate.” Holland has been awarded gold medals from the Art Director’s Club of New York and The Society of Publication Designers. In addition, he has received more gold medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York than any other artist in that organization’s history. He received the first place award at the 1986 International Biennial of Illustration in Tokyo. In 1987, he received the Robert Geisman Award from the Society of Illustrators and in 1991 the same organization awarded him the Hamilton King Award. In 1993, Holland received the British “Telly” award for animation. His corporate clients include Siemens, Microsoft, Digital Equipment, Apple, Aetna, Bell Atlantic, General Electric, Merril Lynch, NCR, Strathmore Paper, James River Paper, Applied Materials and Exxon. He has created global advertising campaigns for Bankers Trust, Germany’s Haniel and Italy’s Ansaldo.