Daniel Dos Santos, born in 1978 demonstrates fine artistic
abilities remarkable for an artist of any age. To see it in
one so young is extremely rare. Already a highly respected young
adult science fiction illustrator, Dos Santos works with Scholastic
Books, Inc. and Tor Books.
During his last year of high school, Dos Santos took a Careers
In Art class. The class required an internship. Dos Santos
was fortunate to land his internship with internationally
recognized illustrator and landscape painter Steven Stroud.
After graduation from the School of Visual Arts in New York
City in 2000, Dos Santos and Stroud set up a studio in Shelton,
Connecticut in a historic 100 year-old factory.
Early in 2001, Dos Santos began to explore figurative painting
that led to several portrait commissions. Dos Santos finds
that the classic painting style of figurative painting is
a welcome balance to his expressive science fiction illustrations.
Daniel graduated from the School of Visual Art, NYC. He was
a recipient of the Rhodes Family Award for special achievement
in illustration in 2000, as well as the Starr Foundation Award
for 2001. He work has been reproduced as posters for the School
of Visual Arts and the Society of Illustrators. Daniels
work is included in the permanent collection of General Electric.