Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists of the Twentieth Century

A Biographical Dictionary

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About the Book

This biographical dictionary presents full information on 400 artists whose influence and illustrative contributions to the fields of science fiction and fantasy literature helped define the 20th century as the “Science Fiction Century” and helped established science fiction and fantasy as unique and identifiable genres. In addition to providing inclusive biographical data on venerable artists from Chris Achilleos to John Michael Zeleznik, each entry also includes a bibliographic listing of each artist’s published work in the genre.

About the Author(s)

Jane Frank is a collector, author, and private art dealer specializing in science fiction and fantasy illustration art. She currently runs Worlds of Wonder, an art agency dedicated to gaining further exposure for the art and the artists associated with the fields of science fiction and fantasy, and lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

Bibliographic Details

Jane Frank
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 534
Bibliographic Info: appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2013 [2009]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7727-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5305-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

How to Use This Book      5

Abbreviations      9

PART I. A CENTURY OF SCIENCE FICTION ART      11

Historical Overview, to About 1975

(by Robert Weinberg)      13

Historical Overview, from the 1970s to 2000

(by Jane Frank)      35

PART II. THE BIOGRAPHIES      69

PART III. APPENDICES: ART AWARDS      497

1. The Hugo Awards      499

2. The World Fantasy Awards      501

3. The Chesleys      502

4. The British Science Fiction Association Awards      506

5. The British Fantasy Awards      507

Index      509

Book Reviews & Awards

“well constructed and meticulously researched reference work…outstanding…useful…well laid out”—Midwest Book Review; “merits considerable praise…will be regarded as absolutely essential for anyone examining this field”—Science Fiction Studies; “Frank’s book looks to become a major reference in the field”—www.sfsite.com; “worth the high price of admission…the first significant work that deals with artists in the field in a fairly comprehensive manner”—Critical Mass.