I just heard the news the Bernie Fuchs passed away at age 77. I am deeply saddened by this. He was an artist who continually made beautiful and thought provoking images and influenced several generations of artists who were moved and inspired by his work. I did not know him personally, but was told the he was a genuinely nice person who had an interest in growing as an artist and human being. One of the few people who brought something new to the field of illustration and one whose work continued to grow and evolve as he grew. He brought a sense of candor to his images that was often missing in the work of many of his predecessors and made use of photo reference in a way that included a great sense of design and knowledge of both physical and psychological space.