by Graig Kreindler
Study of Peanut Johnson, 1954
GRAIG KREINDLER, born in 1980, grew up in Rockland County, N.Y. In 2002, he graduated with honors from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a Bachelor of Fine Art in illustration and received his Master’s in art education from Lehman College. His award-winning sports work has appeared in juried shows and museums nationwide, as well as having been featured in nationally distributed books, newspapers, magazines, and Internet and television featurettes.
To Graig, no other sport embodies the relationship between generations and the sense of community like baseball. His goal is to portray the national pastime in an era when players were accessibly human, and the atmosphere of a cozy ballpark was just as important as what happened on the field. He is proud to act as a visual historian: recreating a history that he has never experienced, yet, like millions of fans, maintains a profound connection with.
To see more of his work, you can follow him on Twitter: @graigkreindler