Rob Wood

Rob is always keeping pace
both real and imaginary


Growing up in Johnson City, Tennessee, he received his BFA from East Tennessee State University. Upon graduation he joined the US Air Force serving a year in Vietnam. After receiving an honorable discharge, Rob attended the University of Georgia where he earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree.

Rob has been a member of the Society of Illustrators since 1989 and has received awards in their Annual Exhibitions. He has also earned awards for excellence from Communication Arts Magazine, the New York Art Directors Club, the American Illustration Annual, the Art Directors Club of Washington, DC (gold and silver medals), Spectrum’s Best in Contemporary Art, inclusion in the National Geographic book on the best diagrams, Best in Show and gold medals from the Illustrators Club of Washington, Maryland and Virginia and was chosen for inclusion in the Maryland Governor’s art exhibit. In 2001 he received an Award of Honor from East Tennessee State University in recognition for individual accomplishment as an illustrator. His work has also been included in exhibits at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Savannah Art Museum and is in the collection of Stephen King. He has a been guest lecturer and judge at the World Infographics Conference in Pamplona, Spain. He currently serves on the graduate review committee at Towson University

Included among his many projects are two murals for the National Museum of the American Indian, numerous illustrations for National Geographic Society, murals, maps and artifact reconstructions for The Field Museum's current exhibit "The Ancient Americas", and many National Park Service illustrations for their wayside exhibits, visitor’s centers, posters, brochures and books.

Rob also designs and creates illustrations for many best seller book covers for his New York clients including Jack Higgins and Jayne Ann Krentz. His work can be either traditional or electronic depending on the client requests.

Rob and his wife Kasandra, currently live on the Chesapeake Bay, near Annapolis, where he spends most of his time trying to be funny but never quite succeeds.

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