Matthew Frey

Stamp for the U.S. Postal Service

Mural for Liberty State Park

August 27, 1974 - November 8, 2020

It’s with great sadness that we share 

the news of Matt’s passing.

We lost not only a talented artist but a close friend.

An East Coast native, Matt was born in Baltimore, and grew up in Phoenix, Maryland and Glastonbury, Connecticut. After graduating from Syracuse University he began his illustration career. His artistic interests cover just about any subject, style and media (either traditional or electronic).

Matthew brings to our studio a highly proficient talent for creating illustrations and designs that are accurate but have a quality of life and emotion.

His most recent work can be seen among the many portraits he did for the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.  His work appeared in The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's exhibit entitled "Dig It! The Secrets of Soil", the National Museum of the American Indian, the American Academy of Sciences, where his beautiful line drawings were enlarged and cut into granite, and Kids Discover Magazine with feature articles on Lewis and Clark, and the Revolutionary War. He created animal illustrations, replicated stone artifacts and Clovis points for the National Geographic Society. In addition, his illustrations can be seen in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, The Nature Conservancy magazine, The Field Museum, and The National Museum of the Marine Corps.

He was awarded Best in Show by The Illustrators Club of Washington, Maryland and Virginia and has also earned awards from The Society of Illustrators.


Spot Illustrations for Museum of the Bible

One for several Portraits for Museum of the American Revolution