Artist, Illustrator. His work is said to have revolutionized science fiction art and appeared on the covers of more than 800 science fiction books during the last half of the 20th Century. The Chicago native was born in 1921 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He began doing science fiction covers for Doubleday in 1949. A critic said his work "revolutionized science fiction book cover art in the 50s when he became the first primarily surrealistic artist to work in the field." His paintings, which he called "abstract surrealistic expressionism," have been widely exhibited and are in many museum collections. He and his family moved to Ridgefield, Conn., in 1954 and he had a home on Bloomer Road when he died in 1996 in Madrid, where he spent winters, at the age of 75. His wife, Evelyn, died in 1966.óJack Sanders (bio by: Jack Sanders)
Note: His obituary appeared in the Ridgefield Press 3/14/1996.
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