Bernard Brussel-Smith (1914-1989) was a well-known 20th Century artist and illustrator, specializing in the medium of wood engraving. He was born, raised, and lived most of his life in New York City, a constant source of imagery for the artist from Depression-era 40's, and the post-war 50s until his death. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, and the New School for Social Research, New York and later taught art at the Brooklyn Museum, Cooper Union, City College, and the National Academy. Brussel-Smith was elected an Associate Member of the National Academy in 1952, and a full Member in 1973. His work is included in various public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, New York Public Library, and Carnegie Institute.