Stephen Marchesi is an illustrator now residing in Ocean Beach, San Diego.
A graduate of the High School of Art and Design (New York City), he earned his BFA degree in Communications Design from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn). After working as an assisant art director in an advertising agency he became a freelance illustrator in the children's book field. His paintings and drawings have appeared on over 500 book covers, posters, record and cd covers. He just recently completed his 72nd picture book.
His original art has been exhibited at the Brandywine Museum, The International Museum of Cartoon Art, The Baseball Hall of Fame and the Delaware Art Museum among others.