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"Sky" by Alex Bostic

Inspiration for Artists > Alex Bostic is a nationally award-winning realist painter. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, he developed a love for the arts, attending lessons at Pratt Institute on the weekends.

inspiration for artists - "Charles" by Alex Bostic
“Charles” by Alex Bostic

This is when he really understood what it meant to have a career as an artist. He would use his imagination to create art of all kinds, from 2D to 3D. At the time, he was interested in comic book characters, but soon he was creating characters.

Alex graduated with BFA in Illustration from Pratt Institute in 1979 and received his MA in Illustration from Syracuse University in 1994.

With more than 40 years of being an illustrator, Alex decided to further develop and focus on his personal work and he is now a traditional figurative artist.

In 2019 Bostic gave a Tedx Talk on “Educating Artists.” The following talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format and independently organized by a local community.


"Ms. Besty" by Alex Bostic
“Ms. Besty” by Alex Bostic
inspiration for artists - "Aviator" by Alex Bostic
“Aviator” by Alex Bostic
"Barrel" by Alex Bostic
“Barrel” by Alex Bostic

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