David Lee Csicsko

David Lee Csicsko’s distinctive artwork, stained glass, and mosaics beautify train stations, hospitals, churches, and universities across the Midwest and East Coast. His many credits include designing the Obamas’ White House Christmas in 2012. David’s lively illustrations can also be seen in The Skin You Live In from the Chicago Children’s Museum, now in its 16th printing. Through his use of color, bold graphics and playful patterns, David Lee Csicsko celebrates the richness and diversity of life.

Trope is pleased to announce a new collaboration with David. For a limited time, we are offering a Trope Edition Series collection of his lovingly illustrated Saints portraits. This colorful and whimsical collection includes St. Joan of Arc, St. Gertrude, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Peter, and St. Arnold, just to name a few.

The Saints Collection

“It’s hard to be respected when you say, ‘This is happy work,’ because no one gives happiness any credit. But it is. It is work that was intended to just delight you and take you back to thinking about saints.”


David’s Books

David’s work is featured in LGBTQ+ Icons, Science People, Iconic Composers, and Fashion Icons, books in Trope’s People Series, highlighting the wide-ranging and unique contributions of some of history’s most fascinating people. Each book features bold, whimsical illustrations alongside concise bios of 50 of the most celebrated figures in each field.

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In Conversation: David Lee Csicsko

Award-winning artist and designer David Lee Csicsko has an impressive background. From countless solo exhibitions to illustrations in the Chicago Tribune and even designing for the White House Christmas in 2012, Csicsko’s work has spanned decades and mediums.

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