Joel Spector

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Known for his images of elegance, Joel Spector was born in Havana, Cuba, came to the United States at the age of twelve, and currently lives in New Milford, CT with his wife, Rowena and four children, Max, Ari, Jacob, and Saskia.

He graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology and attended the Art Students’ League. Joel started out in the field of fashion illustration then moved on to general illustration, and has been working on well-known accounts throughout the years. His work has been published in books, children’s books, magazines, newspapers, advertising and annual reports.


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Known for his images of elegance, Joel Spector was born in Havana, Cuba, came to the United States at the age of twelve, and currently lives in New Milford, CT with his wife, Rowena and four children, Max, Ari, Jacob, and Saskia.

He graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology and attended the Art Students’ League. Joel started out in the field of fashion illustration then moved on to general illustration, and has been working on well-known accounts throughout the years. His work has been published in books, children’s books, magazines, newspapers, advertising and annual reports.

Honors include Gold Medal awards from the Pastel Society of America, Society of Illustrators award, and Best in Show at the Kent Art Association. His work has been featured in Artist’s Magazine, Pastels International, Best of Pastels, and various international magazines. Japanese television produced a documentary showing his vibrant and methodical illustration process.

Presently working on murals in addition to illustration, Joel is sought out to paint commissioned portraits, and his work has been included in prominent collections. He has taught at FIT, Wooster Community Center for the Arts and is currently at Western Connecticut State University.


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