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January 1, 2000
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Tim O'Brien Interview
Who influences you in terms of painting? I did learn quite a bit from studying the work of Gottfried Helnwein, Ingres, Paul Cadmus, George Tooker, Lord Leighton and Ivan Shishkin, to name a few.
Tom Byrne interviews Tim O'Brien, the well-established and very famous New York based, Irish-American illustrator. His work graces the covers of such magazines as Time and Newsweek. His clients also include advertising agencies and book publishers. As established professionals go, he is among the best. In 1999 and 2000 he was even selected as one of a hundred 'Irish Americans of the Year' by Irish American Magazine. Tim, a former boxer, now enters the ring to keep fit but also works up an intense sweat by creating stunningly realistic paintings in oils to very short deadlines - Who influences you in terms of painting? It's a long list and not necessarily similar to my style. I did learn quite a bit from studying the work of Gottfried Helnwein, Ingres, Paul Cadmus, George Tooker, Lord Leighton and Ivan Shishkin, to name a few.




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