American 1921 - 1990
Although Gene Jarvis received no
formal art training, he has become an award-winning artist who captures the intrigue and magic of Nature in his intricate line engravings. He studied art in high school and later gained
experience as an illustrator for Naval Intelligence at Washington, D.C., during World War II.
As a freelance illustrator he specializes in scratchboard and pen and ink, a medium that lends
itself to fine detail and realism, techniques that suit Jarvis's exceptional talent.
He has worked for such well-known clients as RCA, Sears, Goodyear, Coca-Cola and Proctor & Gamble, as well
as newspapers and magazines, and has been recognized for his achievements by winning awards in the Atlanta, Georgia, and Indiana Art Directors clubs.