Steven Stroud was born and raised in the Chicago area. He holds degrees in painting from Drake University and The Art Center College of Design.  He served four years in the U.S. Navy as a photographer and graphic artist.
           
Steve was an illustrator for 25 years. His paintings have appeared on the covers of books by Isaac Asimov, Clive Cussler, and Stephen King.  He has done special editions of works by Pearl Buck, John Cheever, William Faulkner, Joseph Heller, Joyce Carol Oates, and William Styron.
           
His work is in the collections of The Department of Defense, Hyatt Hotels, Omega Engineering, UPS and the Florence Griswold Museum. Mr. Stroud has been a guest lecturer and critic at all levels of education. He is a past president of the Society of Illustrators and his work is featured in The Illustrator in America by Walter Reed. 

Several years ago, Steve turned his attention full time to his first love, landscape painting. He is currently represented by galleries in Massachusetts and Vermont and has had a number of highly successful group and one-man shows.

Steve and his wife Nancy have lived in Shelton, Connecticut for 30 years. They have two children, Sarah, a staff member with the Insight Meditation Society, and Michael, a musician

 

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