Artist Steven Stroud was born and raised in the Chicago
area. He served in the US Navy as a graphic artist and photographer.
Steven fell in love with New England after a visit to his brother's
prep school in the early 70's and moved there shortly after
his graduation from the Art Center College of Design. For the
past twenty-four years he and his wife, Nancy, have lived in
Connecticut on the banks of the Housatonic River. They have
two children, Sarah and Michael.
Steven worked for many years as an illustrator and his paintings
have graced the covers of books by Stephen King, Clive Cussler
and John Sanford. He has done special editions of books by
John Cheever, William Faulkner and Joyce Carol Oates. His
many corporate accounts included Pepsi Cola, General Electric,
UPS, Omega Engineering and the Department of Defense. As a
matter of fact, he distinguished himself as the past president
of the Society of Illustrators and is featured in the book
Two Hundred Years of American Illustration.
Steven's oils reflect his passion for landscape painting.
The dramatic sense of light and provocative compositions characterise
Steven's paintings. He was greatly impressed with the Hudson
River School and tries to keep the essence alive in his art.
He is represented by galleries in Connecticut, Vermont, Illinois,
and Utah and has had several highly successful one-man shows.