Alex Ross was born in Portland and raised in Texas, making his artistic bow aged just three when he grabbed a piece of paper and drew the contents of a television commercial he’d seen just moments before.
By age 13 he was scripting and drawing original comic books. Within a decade he was hired by Marvel Comics to illustrate Marvel’s central characters in the comic book event, Marvels (1994).
Having established himself creatively with superhero projects, Ross turned to the real world with ‘Uncle Sam’, a 96-page story that took a hard look at the dark side of American history.
Alex’s work has celebrated the 60th anniversaries of Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman with fully painted, tabloid-sized books, depicting each of these characters using their powers to inspire humanity as well as help them.
In recent years, Ross has applied his artistic skills to outside projects with comic book roots, including a limited-edition promotional poster for the Academy Awards.
Alex Ross is now considered one of the world’s leading comic-book inspired fine artists.