Ricky Schneider was born in Brooklyn, NY, but grew up in Florida. He graduated with a BFA from Ohio University. He then became a Graphic Designer for numerous design firms in New York, and Illustrator for over 100 magazines such as Sports Illustrated, Time, US News & World Report and the Atlantic Monthly. In addition, Schneider is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. In the past, he was a member of The NY Art Directors Club, Conn Ad Club, and Society of Illustrators.

Artist’s Statement

Pulp art from the 1930s and 1940s represented the best of the bold, heart-pumping, exaggerated colors, type, and over-the-top graphics to illustrate adventure and fantasy stories. My work pays homage to these styles by using true multi-media art techniques combined with edgy texture and color that creates a richer and more vibrant experience. Employing hand-made paper with a dimensional format and shadowing created by the raised artwork makes the illustrations come to life to engage the viewer. The large canvas format grabs one by the lapels to feel part of the action.