George Bartell Biography

GEORGE BARTELL (1933-2013)

Peter Brock, now a world renowned automotive designer, met illustrative artist, George Bartell, when they both attended Art Center College of Design in the mid ‘50s. Years later when Brock was creating Cobra ads for Shelby American and had no cars to photograph, hiring Bartell to “create” cars via his artwork was the answer.

Those ads became iconic symbols of that era.