Alex Ross is an American comic book artist and writer known for his realistic and highly detailed paintings. He was born in Portland, Oregon in 1970 and grew up in Texas. Ross studied art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and began his career as an illustrator for advertising and magazines.
In the early 1990s, Ross began working in the comic book industry. He gained widespread acclaim for his work on the limited series Marvels (1994), which reimagined the early years of Marvel Comics characters through the eyes of a photojournalist. Ross’ distinctive style, which utilized subtle lighting and lifelike portrayal of characters, became his trademark.
Ross has also worked on other popular comic book titles such as DC’s Kingdom Come (1996), Batman: War on Crime (1999), and Justice (2005), as well as various Marvel titles. He has won numerous awards for his work, including multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards.
Ross’ style has helped to elevate the comic book medium and has influenced many other artists in the industry. His unique approach to painting has made him one of the most recognizable and celebrated comic book creators of his generation.