David Wenzel, BFA




B.F.A., Hartford Art School

About David

David T Wenzel is an illustrator and children’s book artist. He has illustrated over thirty books and is recognized internationally for his visualization of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, illustrated in graphic novel format. Other notable publications include the graphic novel, The Wizard’s Tale, by Kurt Busiek and the Holiday book, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, which has been in publication for over ten years. David worked with Maurice Sendak, who served as his art director, to produce thirteen books based on the Sendak’s popular Little Bear character. Over David’s career he has illustrated for book publishers, advertising agencies, magazines, the giftware industry, and toy and game companies.  A few of his more unique assignments included concept artwork for a motion picture and a proposal for an animated TV show.

He has been part of many group shows and had a one man show at The New Britain Museum of American Art, where he is part of their permanent collection.



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