We are honored and absolutely thrilled to announce that the guest illustrator for the January 2012 issue of r.kv.r.y. will be none other than the fabulous Victor Juhasz. Work of his caliber, generously shared with us, along with his time spent personally reading each piece is a great gift for both our writers and our readers. I can’t say enough about how excited we are to have him adopt our January, military-themed issue. I am so looking forward to sharing this whole fabulous collaboration with the world. In the meantime, here is a small taste of his work to whet your appetite.
I’m a huge fan of Victor’s whole body of work, but I especially admire his military sketches and watercolors in which he manages to depict a great sense of movement and emotion, primarily using the human figure in different postures and attitudes. (No easy feat!) And I’m not alone in appreciating his deft hand and eye–his artwork has appeared in such major national venues as TIME, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, The new York Times, The Washington Post, and many others.
Victor is also a member of the US Air Force Art Program in conjunction with The Society of Illustrators and his reportorial drawings and watercolors of military training and combat exercises are part of the permanent collection at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Victor was part of a USO tour, Operation LINKS, of bases in Kuwait and Iraq during Thanksgiving week, 2008, accompanying David Feherty and other golf pros, drawing soldiers and Marines, and sending the originals to family members before Christmas. He will be doing the same in the coming week. For Victor Juhasz and his support of the troops, I give thanks.
You can learn more about Victor’s fine artwork at his website and view slideshows of his remarkable paintings and drawings.