Bernard Fuchs (1932-2009) was an American illustrator known for his advertising art, magazine illustrations, and U.S. postage stamp designs. His painting style was based on photography but maintained simplification of detail and color. Born in O’Fallon, Illinois, he later studied art at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he graduated in 1954. He began his career working as a car advertisement illustrator at New Center Studios in Detroit. Some of his most acclaimed work was for sports magazines. Throughout his lifetime, he created over 50 covers for Sports Illustrated and received the honor of Sport Artist of the Year from the American Sport Art Museum and Archives in 1991.