Artist Profile

Artist Stephen Mancusi

Stephen J. Mancusi
Forensic Artist - Illustrator - Digital Artist
- Animator - Educator

Stephen Mancusi has been a forensic artist since 1984. He was the senior forensic artist, first grade detective and a member of the New York City Police Department for almost 27 years. Stephen is the author of the "The Police Composite Sketch" published by Humana Press. His expertise encompasses all the forensic art disciplines. He has conducted composite sketching sessions with countless victims/witnesses for all types of crimes resulting in the identification of many criminal suspects, including high-profile cases such as The Stuyvesant Town Serial Rapist and the Central Park Assault Case of a young female pianist.

He has been featured in articles in the New York Times, London Sunday Telegraph, Evidence Technology Magazine, AM New York and The NY Daily News. Mr. Mancusi has appeared on ABC's 20/20, New York Views, NBC's Unsolved Mysteries, Court TV's Justice Factory, Discovery Channel, Pro 7 German Television Network, Seven Network Australia Sunday Night, Good Morning America, NPR, National Geographic Television and History Channel's MysteryQuest.

In addition to his work for the NYPD, Stephen has developed forensic images for other law enforcement and governmental agencies including the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, NYC Medical Examiner's Office and U.S. Postal Inspections Service. As a forensic artist, he has also provided expert testimony during court proceedings throughout New York City.

A professional artist and illustrator for over 30 years, Stephen's experience encompasses a variety of media including acrylics, digital art, oil, and pastel on a wide range of subject matter for a diverse group of clients (view client list). His artwork has also been exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as The National Arts Club, The Salmagundi Art Club and other prominent New York galleries.

Stephen Mancusi actively teaches and lectures on forensic art throughout the country. He has addressed a number of groups from varying disciplines including the Mystery Writers of America, Society of Professional Investigators, DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and the NYPD Detective Bureau's Investigation and Homicide Courses. He conducts training workshops for forensic artists of other police departments throughout North America and for International Association for Identification (IAI). He chaired and was instrumental in improving the IAI's Forensic Art Certification program.



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Additionally, any image having a resemblance to people living or dead is purely coincidental.