Louise August lives in New York. She’s an American artist known for illustration, graphics, mural painting, woodblock printing, and serigraphy. Her work is included in the collections of Yale University, Princeton University Museum of Fine Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Her images are complex and full of whimsical details. August often uses a controlled palette and dark outlines combining charm, humor, and sensitivity to create images with emotion. She encompasses classical fine art figurative work through contemporary compositions with lavish color and texture. Repetitive patterns and simple forms reminiscent of folk art evoke a nostalgic, Old World presence in much of her work. Her work is illustrative depicting folklore or mythology, and is published in book jackets, magazines and children’s books.