Jorge Colombo

Jorge Colombo has worked as an illustrator, as a photographer and as graphic designer, for more than 30 years. He's best known for the digital images he’s been doing since 2009, initially finger-painting on an iPhone, more recently on an iPad with an Apple Pencil. Four 20x200 editions released in April 2009 led to his first cover for The New Yorker, highlighted by the media as the first magazine cover ever created on a smartphone. His images continue appearing in The New Yorker and many other publications. His collection of one hundred NYC views, "New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo," featuring essays by Jen Bekman and Christoph Niemann, was published in 2011 by Chronicle Books, in collaboration with 20x200. Colombo was born in 1963 in Lisbon, Portugal, and moved to the USA in 1989. He lived in Chicago, in San Francisco and has been living in New York City since 1998 with his wife, artist Amy Yoes. Learn more about Jorge in our In the Studio interview!
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