Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cover artist Dean Ellis (1920-2009)

Spectrum Fantastic Art reports that Dean Ellis, a prominent illustrator and painter who created the cover art for numerous science fiction books and magazines, died last week in Saratoga Springs, New York, aged 88. In 1970, Ellis painted a work entitled “The Martian Chronicles", which was used as the cover art for a couple of early 1970s Bantam paperback editions of Ray Bradbury’s classic collection. According to the website, Ellis’ original acrylic 25.5 x 16.5 in. painting sold at auction in 2004 for about $2,500.

[via Locus Online]

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