Eugene Karlin, an illustrator for such magazines as Fortune and Esquire, has died. He was 84. He died Nov. 20 in Laguna Woods. No cause was given. Mr. Karlin was born in Kenosha, Wis. He began his career at Fortune in the 1940s. He also contributed drawings to other magazines, including New Republic, Town & Country, Seventeen, Architectural Forum, Sports Illustrated and Playboy. He also illustrated books and album covers. Mr. Karlin created artwork in tempera and oil, pastels and ceramic. His works have been shown at the San Francisco Museum, New York ' s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Laguna Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Karlin taught at several art schools, including Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Cooper Union Art School, the School of Visual Arts and the Workshop School of Advertising and Editorial Art.
Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on 12/3/2003. (volunteer submission)