I am greatly influenced by the artists Pieter Breughel and Hieronymous Bosch. Both are quite distinct from each other but I admire their works for the artistic intricacy and the subtle humor each employed. I am drawn to the complicated visuals created in their landscapes and I try to absorb that technique and apply it to my own work. I want the viewer to be drawn into my art the same way I am to Breughel and Bosch and to discover new things each time he or she looks at one of my works. I use pen and ink as my base with color added last. This allows me to draw tight, detailed scenes filled with minutiae and then I add color for vibrancy and effect using every available media.
work of Albert Lorenz is recognized for its unique style and extraordinary
detail.Born in 1941 and raised in
New York city, Lorenz received his Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt
Institute in 1965.He continued
his architectural studies at Columbia University and received a Master of
Science in Architecture in 1969.After working for several years in the architectural field, he formed
his own illustration studio in 1971.
Albert Lorenz Studio has produced a wide spectrum of art including illustrations
for advertising, newspapers, magazines, editorials, children's books and book
covers as well as illustrations for many architectural firms.Lorenz gradually evolved his singular
style by combining his knowledge of architecture with his imagination as an
artist.The hallmark of Lorenz's
illustration is a sense of fantasy and exaggerated detail joined with an
architectural command of reality.The focus on architecture in no way limits the range of images found in
his illustrations.His work has been
cited for awards by associations such as the Society of Illustrators New
York, SILA: Los Angeles, American Institute of Graphic Art, Communication Arts
Magazine, Society of Publication Designers and others.
is the author and illustrator of the childrens books Metropolis Ten Cities Ten Centuries, House,Buried Blueprints, Jack and the
Beanstalk,A Journey to
Trojan Horse all published by Harry N. Abrams. His latest book, The Exceptionally Extraodinarily
Ordinary First Day of School, will be published by Abrams in the fall of 2010.
Los Angeles Society of Illustrators awarded Lorenz the Gold Medal for his art
from Metropolis and the New York Society of Illustrators awarded him the
Silver Medal for his Renaissance Reborn
and the prestigious Stevan Dohanos award for his Tower of Babel.
work has been published in the New York Times, National Geographic,
Architectural Record, Newsweek, and many other periodicals.
has recently retired from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, after thirty years as
professor of media and communications with the commendation of Institute
he resides on Long Island with his wife Maureen who is also his agent.