Jason Polan was an American artist living in New York City. He exhibited work all over the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He was a member of The 53rd Street Biological Society and Taco Bell Drawing Club and his book Every Piece of Art in the Museum of Modern Art is a cult favorite. He made over 100 books. His illustrations and projects have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Believer Magazine, ARTnews and more. He did projects with Uniqlo, Nike, Jack Spade, Warby Parker, Levi's, and The Ford Foundation. Polan was working on drawing every person in New York (he drew over 30,000 people) and published Every Person in New York, a collection of the people he had drawn so far. He was from Franklin, Michigan. He graduated from University of Michigan, in 2004, with dual degrees in anthropology and art and design. He died on January 27, 2020, in New York City from cancer. He was 37.