Artist Profile

keith-portraitKeith Kasnot’s remarkable imagery spans the disciplines of art and science in an attempt to look inward and find out in astonishing detail, how things really are.

His unconventional depictions, influenced by paintings of the Viennese Fantastic School, the wonderful background paintings of Disney’s early animated films, and the masterful detail in the illustrations of Max Brodel, assume the feel and characteristics of inner space.

For nearly thirty years his work has been an attempt to break the bounds of traditional scientific illustration. Typically viewed as a purely educational medium without demanding medical knowledge to be appreciated, his marvelous renderings remain readily accessible from an aesthetic viewpoint alone.


Keith Kasnot, M.A., CMI, FAMI is an illustrator, animator, art director, and producer, well versed in virtually every area of visual communication. He has attended Universities in Germany, Austria, and the United States, receiving his masters degree in medical illustration from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1983.

He is a certified medical illustrator and a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators. He has served on the Board of Governors of the AMI and has been chairman of several annual meetings. He is also a Fellow of that organization.

His professional experience spans nearly thirty years including fifteen years as a creative director.

His work has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas; the AMI annual exhibitions; Winston-Salem State University; Rochester Institute of Technology; and the Bagatti Valsecci Palazzo in Milan, Italy.

In 1999 he started a company to produce medical and scientific animation for the pharmaceutical, biomedical technology and healthcare industries.