Famous Burlingtonians

Mark Summers - Illustrator

Mark grew up in Burlington attending Aldershot High School and Ontario College of Art. He was awarded the Hamilton King Award for Best Illustration of the Year in 2000 by the New York Society of Illustrators, and in 2002 the Greenwich Workshop’s David Usher Award along with three silver and three gold medals from the same institution. Summers was profiled in Walt Reed’s The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000. Summers’ client list includes Time, The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, The National Law Journal, Winslow Press, Barnes & Noble’s Library of Literary Classics and St. Martin’s Press.To date, he has received over 350 awards. In 2001, he completed illustrations for a permanent, interactive exhibit in the US Government’s Federal Reserve Bank.  Mark has written and illustrated two children’s books and written short pieces for Vanity Fair Magazine.  His work can be seen on the back page of every issue of Rolling Stone where he illustrates the “Last Word” interviews.  Mark Summers now lives and works out of his home in Waterdown, Ontario.

Mark Summers Scratchboard Demo

Richard Solomon- February 2016