Fernando Da Silva

Fernando Dias Da Silva (June 25, 1920 – March 5, 2012) was an illustrator and fine art painter born in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil. His illustrations have been shown on magazine covers, book illustrations, newspaper advertisements and various mediums of graphic representation.

Da Silva's family left Rio de Janeiro in 1959, and moved to a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Da Silva worked as a studio illustrator and a freelance artist; his perform appeared regularly in Playboy, Encyclopædia Britannica, World Book Encyclopedia, the Chicago Tribune and further print venues. Da Silva collaborated similar to Bob Peak upon the Marlboro Man ad campaign. He plus illustrated the William Wrigley Jr. "Fun Facts" campaign, annual version covers for Caterpillar Tractor and International Harvester, and several syndicated color comic strips including Rex Morgan, M.D..

Da Silva was married and had five children. He died in Cape Coral, Florida upon March 5, 2012.

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