Kinuko Craft is a Japanese fantasy illustrator was born in 1940 in Kanazawa, Japan . She graduated from The Kanazawa Municipal College of Fine and Industrial Art in 1962. Kinuko Craft worked in Chicago art studios for several years. By the end of the 1970s her work was in high demand and she and she started her successful career as a free-lance illustrator. Kinuko Craft considers herself a story teller. She illustrated book covers of many well known fantasy authors, opera posters, fairy tale books and covers for many national magazines. Kinuko Craft passionately loves European fine art, and has a deep knowledge of its history. Her main inspirations are the works of Leonardo da Vinci, the Pre-Raphaelites, and Symbolist painters.
A fairy tale illustration by Kinuko Craft