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Mark Tedin
Mark Tedin
General Information
Born Sitka, Alaska
Status Active: Alpha to Dominaria
Style Impressionistic, layering
Education/ Training Gonzaga University, Washington University
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Mark Tedin is one of the original twenty-five Magic: The Gathering artists; Ron Spencer, Rob Alexander and himself are the only remaining original artists still active as of Magic 2011. Tedin primarily employs an impressionistic style that features heavy use of layering. Outside of Magic he has worked on Vampire, Legend of the Five Rings, Legend of the Burning Sands, Battletech, Netrunner, and Doomtown.[1] Tedin has held many roles during his tenure with Wizards of the Coast including concept artist and art director; he was one of the first to work on the initial style guide that was created for the Rath Cycle. He received a Bachelors of Arts in Fine Art from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and a Masters of Fine Arts in Fine Art with a focus on Studio Painting from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.[2]

Much of his early art is considered iconic and he was popular enough to be voted to illustrate the first player-made card.[3] He grew up in south-eastern Alaska along with Anson Maddocks,[1] but currently resides in Seattle, Washington.[2]



  1. a b c Toby Wachter (November 4, 2002). "Behind the Canvas: Mark Tedin". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. a b Mark Tedin. "Mark Tedin's LinkedIn". LinkedIn. Retrieved on 2010-08-30.
  3. Mark Rosewater (December 6, 2002). "You Make The Card Wrapup". Wizards of the Coast.

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