Irving Schild (born 1931) is a Belgian commercial photographer who has worked for agencies and clients. He was the primary photographer for MAD Magazine for more than five decades, from 1965 to 2017.
Schild was seven years old when his family fled from Brussels, Belgium to escape the Nazis. Speaking of his father in 2019, Schild recalled, “He said as soon as the first bomb falls in Belgium, we are going to go to France.” The Schild family traveled to France, then the Alps, and finally to Rome. Along the way, his father traded drawings for food; after Rome was liberated by the Allies, he drew and sold portraits of the soldiers standing in front of the Colisseum for a dollar. “I inherited his talent,” said Schild.