Faculty: Lars Grant-West

Biography

Lars was a country kid born in the big city of Manhattan. Regular outings to Aquariums, Zoos, and the American Museum of Natural History fed what became a lifelong interest in all aspects of the natural world. He has ever after been afflicted with an obsession with the living things that share our planet. This quickly expanded to things that never lived...but...if things had happened just a little differently...might. 

After getting his BFA at SVA, Lars graduated to pursue an illustration career. When the opportunity came up he couldn't resist the lure of a job in the Zoo field, where he worked designing and building exhibits. Eventually he started the Graphics department at the Zoo and became Art Director. 

During this time he continued to work on freelance illustration, and after 12 years, finally left the Zoo business and has worked since as a full-time illustrator. 

Academic Research/Areas of Interest

Natural sciences (all kinds) 

Animal physiology 

Skeletal cleaning 

Science fiction/fantasy/horror illustration 

Lars Grant-West

Lars Grant-West

Critic
lgrant@risd.edu
401-454-6240

  • BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York

Courses
  • ILLUS-5345
    ADVANCED DIGITAL PAINTING
  • ILLUS-5264
    COVER TO COVER
  • ILLUS-5102
    CREATURE LAB

Links
Illustration Foreground Image 2
 Jung ah (Violet) Kim, Chalkboard, mixed media
Winner, Society of Illustrators - Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship Award