Jean-François Allaux is an editorial illustrator and sculptor born and raised in Morocco. After the country gained its independence, he moved to France and then on to the US in 1975. He was until recently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. His artwork has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, the Atlantic, Forbes, Fortune, New York magazine, Time, Newsweek, and numerous other publications. His work has also been published worldwide through syndication and he has received awards from the Society of Publication Designers, Communication Arts and the Art Directors Club. His sculptural artwork is entirely devoted to portraiture and the study of the human figure.