Since arriving in the United Kingdom, Dan Schlesinger has built a reputation as the creator of work that is both popular and critically acclaimed. He has been shown in some of the most prestigious galleries in England, among them the Mall Gallery, the Medici Gallery, the Walker Galleries and the Courcoux & Courcoux Gallery. He has a large and loyal following.
Having lived a number of years in the Far East, Dan exhibits widely in Japan. Since 2002, under the auspices of the important Prova Gallery, his work has been shown in over fifty solo exhibitions around the country. He is well known in Japan as the illustrator and cover designer of all six books of the Japanese edition on the Harry Potter series, of which over 22 million copies have so far been sold. Dan also designs book covers for Koudansha, Japan’s largest publisher, and has appeared often on Japanese television and radio.
An art book on Dan’s work (“The World of Dan Schlesinger”) was recently published in Japan.
Born in New York City, Dan attended Yale, Harvard and Oxford universities, practicing as a lawyer for several years before embracing a full-time career as an artist. A former professional long distance runner with Nike sponsorship, Dan placed 3rd in the 1982 New York City marathon. Dan lives in Richmond with his wife and two sons.