art: A Frank Frazetta Art Gallery on one page: view the amazing fantasy visions
of this extraordinary artist.
Frank Frazetta was born on February 28, 1928 and showed high artistic skills at an early age. By the age of six he was creating his own comic books drawn in coloured pencil, with original characters. At the age of eight he was enrolled by his parents in the Brooklyn Academy of Fine Arts.
Highly athletic as well as artistic, the artist was offered a position during his teens on the farm squad of the New York Giants professional baseball team. Faced with the prospect of making little money and moving to a different state, he turned down the offer.
When he was 15 he was introduced to John Giunta, a professional artist working on Bernard Bailey comics. Giunta persuaded his boss to briefly run one of the young artist's creations, and the artist's career in comics began. By around 1953 he was working on the Li' l Abner newspaper comic strip. After a lull in his career in the early '60's he began working on paperback covers, starting with Edgar Rice Burroughs' 'Tarzan' books. This led to a back cover for 'Mad' magazine, a caricature of Ringo Starr, which in turn led to a United Artists Film Studios commission for a 'What's New Pussy Cat' movie poster. More book covers followed in the '60's and '70's, notably for Robert E. Howard's 'Conan' series, and later the artist became famous for his movie posters too. A museum of the artist's work was opened in Pennsylvania in 1985.
Other Fantasy/SF/Imaginative artists:
'Egyptian Queen' (far left) was painted in an amazing day and a half, but the artist then spent three days or more concentrating on getting the face right.
'Sea Witch' (left) was first printed (in an earlier version) on the cover of 'Eerie, and is considered a classic of contemporary fantasy art.
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This site is dedicated to bringing you images of science fiction art and related subjects. To this purpose we present a range of dinosaur prints, as well as prints of art work by a range of artists. This includes images inspired by science fiction and fantasy (check out our home page for some examples) as well as art work of subjects from visual illusions to images of extraterrestrials
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Fantasy and Science Fiction Subjects:
- visions of what extraterrestials might be like
Angels - stunning images of angels
Atlantis - subject of movies and music
Classic Science Fiction - classic images from magazines, TV, movies
Dinosaur prints: stunning artwork such as tyranosaurus and triceratops
Dragons - large selection of amazing dragon images
Dreams - inspirational dream-based images
Elves - beautifully illustrated creatures
Fairies - wonderful illustrations which capture the magic
Mermaids - warning: contains some nudity in the artwork
Monsters & Creatures - movie monsters to Loch Ness to sea dwellers
Science Fiction/Fantasy selection - our selection to whet your appetite
Science Fiction and Fantasy Movie & TV Posters:
Lord of the Rings - view our selection of 19 movie posters
Harry Potter - a very good selection of Harry Potter movie posters
Final Fantasy - 'The Spirits Within'
Star Wars - Images from 'The Phantom Menace'
Star Trek - from the TV series and movies
Stargate SG-1 - from the TV series
The X-Files - TV and Movie
Jurassic Park 3 - movie poster; dinosaur prints
Atlantis - 'The Lost Empire'
The Crow - stunning images of Brandon Lee
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Fantasy and Science Fiction Artists
Frazetta - artist of Conan paperback
covers, Sea Witch, etc.
HR Giger - creator of the alien in the Alien movies
MC Escher - famous and beautiful visual illusions
Leonardo Da Vinci - visions of the future
Rene Magritte - famous philosophically motivated expressions
TE Breitenbach - renouned 'Verbidioms' posters
Chris Achilleos - amazing dragon images
Science Related Subjects:
Cosmic Space images - stunning
images of the universe
Einstein - playful images of the great scientist
Leonardo Da Vinci - scientist as well as artist
Women Scientists - women of science
The top best-selling posters - all categories (not only F and SF)
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