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Chris McGrath was born in the Bronx and has lived in and around NYC his whole life. At an early age he quickly became interested in art, especially science fiction and fantasy. After seeing the art work of Frank Frazetta at age 12, he knew right then that he wanted to be a book cover illustrator for science fiction and fantasy novels.   After graduating from The School of Visual Arts in NYC, Chris gave guitar lessons for several years before beginning his career in 2001.   

Since then he has done covers for #1 New York Times best selling authors such as: Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson and Seanan McGuire.   He also has been a Hugo Award nominee in the Best Professional Artist category two times.

Chris also teaches a class in illustration at The School of Visual Arts in NYC for the fall and spring semesters.


Clients:  Penguin Books, Tor, Random House, Harper Collins, Grand Central Publishing, Simon and Schuster, Daw, Pyr, Solaris, St.Martin's Press, Ecko ltd., Atari, Podium Publishing,  and many others.