George Stavrinos (1948–1990) created artwork that was characterized by its strong draftmanship, and as a fashion artist, he created an arresting new look that set the pace for his contemporaries and still continues to be an influence.
Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, he was a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and in 1969 was granted a year’s independent study in Rome. Upon his return, he first worked with the Push Pin Studios and soon had work commissioned by Bergdorf Goodman, the New York City Opera, The New York Times and magazines such as Redbook, Gentleman’s Quarterly and Cosmopolitan.
Stavrinos concurrently exhibited in galleries in Manhattan, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Providence, Chicago, London, Paris and Tokyo. He also taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York in he 1980s, and at Tokyo’s Designers Gakium College in 1984.