Elliott Banfield (b. 1945) is a contemporary illustrator whose masterful line work is reminiscent of fine engravings from another time. His work has appeared for years in the New York Times Book Review and in many other publications, including The Wall Street Journal, American Heritage and Time magazine.
|New York Times Book Review|
|James Baldwin, New York Times Book Review|
|John Updyke, New York Times Book Review|
Banfield studied architecture, printmaking and painting before becoming an illustrator. His distinctive classical style has remained through transitions from ...
... pen and ink drawing ...
|A pen and ink drawing for American Heritage|
... to scratchboard illustration ...
|A scratchboard illustration|
... to computer illustration ...
|George Will, a computer illustration|
|Illustration for the Claremont Review of Books|
|Detail of an illustration of Winston Churchill for American Spectator, from a Karsh photograph|
Banfield's line work is often compared to that of the 19th century French master,
J. J. Grandville.
|Detail of an illustration by J. J. Grandville|
|Illustration for the American Enterprise Institute|
Above is a computer illustration of the Supreme Court, by Elliott Banfield.
An extensive portfolio of his work can be found here.