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Source: Artist Profile: Leo Morey (1899 — 1965)

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Born in Peru to a well-off family, Leo Morey wanted to be an artist from his earliest years.  However, his father had other plans and insisted that Leo become an engineer.  At the age of 19, Leo set sail for the United States, where he studied at School of Engineering at Louisiana State University.  Morey graduated, with a degree in engineering, in 1922 but by 1932 he was living in New York City and making his living as an illustrator.  Though Morey worked in all the pulp genres, he was best known and best regarded for his science fiction work.  Morey worked through the mid-60s and is today considered to be one of the best of the pulp era science fiction illustrators.

Check out some of his work below:

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Through the Shattered Lens

I’ve always liked the covers of the Hard Case Crime paperbacks.  Hard Case Crime is mix of reprints of classic pulp novels and new works written in the hardboiled style of old.  Each novel features a cover painted in the retro style of the pulps, by artists like Michael Koelsch, Robert McGinnis, Glen Orbik, and Greg Manchess.

All of the covers below were done for Hard Case Crime by Chuck Pyle, who along with being an illustrator is also a beloved instructor at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University.  Click here to read a good profile of him from 2015.  He sounds like the type of instructor that every artist should be lucky enough to study under.

To find out more about the Hard Case Crime imprint, click here.

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Source: Artist Profile: Malcolm H. Smith (1910 — 1966)

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SmithMalcolm H. Smith is considered to be one of the founders of Science Fiction Art.  Originally born in Tennessee, Malcolm was a state archery champion in high school.  After graduating, he moved to Illinois where he studied art at both the American Academy of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.  As a freelance illustrator, his work appeared in a variety of pulp magazines but he became best known for his work in the science fiction field.  In 1959, he moved to Huntsville, Alabama where he worked as a staff artist for NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Center, where he worked with engineers to help make science fantasy into reality.

A sampling of his work can be found below.


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Source: Artist Profile: Dan dos Santos