Lucian Lupinski (1918 – 2002) was an artist-in-residence for the Post in Indianapolis and is best known for his portraits. He also painted murals for Toledo Cathedral and the Museum of Art and Industry in Chicago.
Lupinski was born in Herkimer, NY, and grew up in Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio. He studied art at Ohio State University, the Grand Central School of Art and the Art Students League in New York, and at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. In 1955, he married Rosemary Boecher, a fashion artist. He started working as an artist for the Post in 1973.
Lupinski painted many of the Post’s covers in the 1970s and 80s, including those of Tom Selleck, Bill Cosby, Vanna White, Elvis Presley, and Diane Sawyer. Lupinski painted 36 covers for the Post.