Dennis Ziemienski

Dennis Ziemienski

Dennis graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of the Arts.His knack for composition and eye for color gave him a distinctive look and he was able to establish himself as an illustrator in San Francisco. Wanting to explore more opportunities as an illustrator, he moved to New York in 1980. While there, he flourished as an artist, which led him to a successful career as one of the nation’s top illustrators.

His poster images include the NFL Super Bowl and The Kentucky Derby. His paintings were featured on many well-known book covers including, the “Tales of the City” series, and several other book covers.

Dennis’ richly colored images borrow inspiration from early 20th century paintings and posters. His early influences include J.C. Leyendecker, N.C. Wyeth, Ludwig Hohlwein and Tom Purvis. The demands of illustration, with its simplified, sculpturally rendered images, gave Dennis the discipline and draftsmanship that give strength to his paintings today.

Ziemienski is a member of the California Art Club, New York Society of Illustrators and the Oil Painters of America. His work is included in collections at the Booth Western Art Museum, the Bakersfield Museum of Art and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. It also has appeared in shows at the Tucson Museum of Art, the Autry Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the National Cowboy and Heritage Museum and the Weisman Museum of Art.