Ed Hack - Illustrator

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 The World Of Ed Heck

Fresh. Bold. Engaging.

These words often come to mind upon viewing the work of Ed HECK.  One is immediately disarmed by the naïve charm of these brightly colored works on canvas. While Ed HECK’s hand is painting a singular world — wild with the most vibrant and individual style — his eye is carefully observing the people and the world around him.

A native New Yorker, HECK’s career is as paradoxical as the universe he paints.   A graduate of the School of Visual Arts,  he went on to work at the American Museum of Natural History.   His detailed drawings can be found throughout the museum’s fossil halls.  Although these carefully considered renderings might at first seem at odds with the unique universe of his imagination,  they in fact represent two sides of the same coin.  While Ed HECK’s works on paper and canvas have lost all the excess baggage of detail,  they are distilled into an essence that can only be the result of the most focused of study.

His enigmatic canvases were first exhibited in New York City in 1999 and were an instant hit.  Interest and demand continue to grow and HECK’s work can now be found in galleries around the world.   Unique style and mass appeal have forged his reputation as one of the leading pop artists of our time.    

The lively scribbles of Ed HECK’s artwork can barely stay still on the canvas – in fact they haven’t.   Ed has written and illustrated numerous children’s books including Monkey Lost, Big Fish, Little Fish and his own line of board books from Penguin Publishing titled “ED HECK Just Board.”   His images have been licensed on apparel,  home furnishings, dog toys, and a line of Ed HECK luggage and travel accessories.  

Welcome to THE WORLD OF ED HECK !
Bold Lines. Vibrant Colors. Powerful Shapes. The results are unmistakably HECK, and they add up to much more than the sum of their parts. Rarely has an artist said so much with such an economy of brush strokes.