Andrea Selby is a native New Yorker. Andrea illustrates for magazines and newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, The New Yorker, LA Times, European Travel and Life, The Robb Report and many others.

Andrea illustrated the advertisement for the Carlyle Hotel in New York City and The Palm restaurants throughout the United States. She illustrated the movie poster for Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle and CD covers for American Movie Classics and our own, Live at BB King.


Andrea's paintings have been used on packaging for Tommy Hilfiger's fragrances and for department store displays. Andrea Selby has illustrated program covers for New York City Ballet. She had a solo show at the Grolier Gallery and The Real Art Gallery in Manhattan.

Andrea studied art at the Parson's School of Design in New York City and Paris. She also studied with Antonio Lopez in the Dominican Republic. While in school, Andrea assisted the fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta and later, Carolyn Roehm. Andrea then worked on staff at Conde Nast as the art assistant to Anna Wintour at HG. Her first illustration was published in House and Garden when one of the commissioned artists was not able to get the art to the art department on time. Andrea did a quick sketch and Anna Wintour used it in the magazine. An art director at the New York Times saw the illustration that had been published in HG and asked Andrea to illustrate for the New York Times. Other magazines commissioned her work and Andrea then became a full time illustrator and artist.


Annually, Andrea and her mother, Linn Howard, are responsible for the installation of the Neapolitan creche Christmas tree at the Metropolitan Museum. Andrea's grandmother, Loretta Howard, collected all the figures and conceived and created the exhibit which she donated to the museum.Andrea's children, Elena Grace and Nico help put up the tree as the fourth generation to work on the exhibit which is displayed in the Medieval Hall.

Andrea Selby can be contacted by email


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