Jack Davis Distinguished Visiting Artist Lectures


Jack Davis (1924–2016) was one of the most important American illustrators of the past fifty years. His work spans every genre in the illustration field from MAD Magazine to Playboy and TIME. Jack's work is noted for his style of wild, free-flowing brushwork, wacky characters and incredible crowd scenes. He has received the highest award, the Rueben, from the National Cartoonist Society and was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame at the Museum of American Illustration in New York. A hallmark of Jack Davis' work is how with humor and humanity, he captures the spirit of life in America.

The intent of the Jack Davis Distinguished Visiting Artist program is to honor Davis and his contributions to our popular culture, and to bring outstanding professional illustrators who share in this tradition to the UGA campus for a public lecture and creative exchanges with students and faculty.

Previous Jack Davis Lecturers:

2016 (fall): Chris Sickels of Red Nose Studios
2016 (spring): John Hendrix
2015: Yuko Shimizu
2014: Steve Brodner
2013: Bill Mayer
2012: Joe Ciardiello
2011: Mike Ramirez
2009: Sergio Aragones
2008: Steven Heller
2007: Mike Luckovich
2006: Peter de Seve
2005: C.F. Payne
2004: Arnold Roth
2003: Gary Baseman
2002: David Levine
2000: Anita Kunz
1999: Ralph Steadman
1998: Jack Davis