The Art of John Berkey


 

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Description

Berkey's paperback cover paintings of spaceships and alien planets are the focus, but other subjects are included: warships and planes, American historical scenes, nudes. Berkey provides his own autobiographical sketch in the first two chapters and he provides commentary throughout the book.

From the endflap:

Perhaps the most widely respected of all living space artists and one of the giants in the history of science fiction art, John Berkey has had a long and exceptionally distinguished career. He started as a professional artist in the 1950s, working for various studios before spending eight formative years at Brown & Bigelow, the major calendar-publishing company of the day; there he developed his amazing landscape skills in depicting scenes of Americana and the like. On turning freelance he soon brought those skills - and his dazzlingly evocative neo-impressionist style - to the field of science fiction. His name is now spoken with reverence and awe by his fellow artists in the field.

Features

John Berkey
Jane Frank

Condition & Attributes

Fine in Near Fine dustjacket
A promo card for Berkey's trading cards (FPG Cards, 1994) is laid in

Creators

John
Berkey
Jane
Frank

Publishing Information

London
Paper Tiger
2003
1st
1843401223

Physical Description

11.75 inches
9 inches
128 pages
color
hardcover
pictorial boards
English