Fred Lynch graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1986 and since that time has been creating illustrations for a broad range of national clients. He creates pictures for the fields of publishing, advertising, and corporate communications and has won recognition from The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts Magazine, Print Magazine, American Artists Magazine and The Norman Rockwell Museum. In addition to freelance illustrating, Fred has, since 1989, been a member of the Illustration Faculty at Rhode Island School of Design. He is also a professor of Illustration and chair of his department at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts and has received their Carlos Dorrian Award for Teaching Excellence. Fred's fine art paintings are exhibited in national and regional juried exhibitions. He lives outside of Boston with his wife, Karen, and two sons, Henry and Owen.
Academic research/ areas of interest
Fred Lynch is known at RISD for teaching the Illustration Department’s required concept classes.
He is also a mentor of many young teachers. He along with his colleagues and students are featured in the book Drawing Inspiration: Visual Artists at Work by Michael Fleishman, which focus on education visual communicators.
Each Summer, Fred teaches in Viterbo, Italy as part of Montserrat College of Art’s Italy Program. There, and at home, he an artist of Journalistic Illustration. That is, the creation of site-specific illustrative works created on-site, documenting the specifics of time, place and eyewitness narrative. Fred’s excellence in this field has been recognized by his selection to the group Urban Sketchers, a worldwide group of 100 artists sharing their works online and in exhibitions.