Jan 27, 2011
Eric Drooker is a native New Yorker, born and raised on Manhattan Island. His paintings appear frequently on covers of The New Yorker, and hang in numerous collections. He's also the award-winning author of several books, including "Flood! A Novel in Pictures" and "Blood Song: A Silent Ballad."
Visualizing answers to artistic questions is a full-time job. I enjoy solving problems that challenge my powers of creativity. Most of my strongest images spring from dreams which have haunted me over the years. The Big City has been a recurring dream all my life, and fittingly, is the subject of much of my art. Being born and raised in Manhattan must have had something to do with it. Many of the New Yorker covers I've created were painted from vivid memories and urban epiphanies.