Edwin Herder, American painter and illustrator, was born in Pennsylvania. He has lived most of his life close to his childhood home in Bryn Athyn.He graduated from the Tyler School of Art in 1975 and jumped right into a freelance illustration career. In fact, instead of attending his graduation ceremony, he was in New York in a meeting with John Berg, the art director for Columbia records.
During his career he has produced thousands of illustrations for book covers, magazines, movie posters and advertising. He has done book covers for authors ranging from Michael Crichton to Margaret Truman to Tom Clancy, magazine illustrations from Fortune to Rolling Stone to Popular Mechanics. Along the way he has received numerous awards from the most prestigious design and illustration institutions in the country. He has worked for virtually every major publishing house in the New York. In addition, his work as been published in many countries around the world. He has been represented in New York by Hankins and Tegenborg for more than 26 years.In recent years he has turned his focus to his true passion, fine art and oil painting, capturing scenes from his travels, the beauty of the local landscape, as well as people from everyday life, leading to commissions to do portraits.