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Artist Profile: Barbara Remington

Barbara Remington is an American artist and illustrator. Born in Minnesota, she is probably best known for her cover-art for Ballantine Books‘ first paperback edition of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s novel The Lord of the Rings.

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Artist Profile: Jack Gaughan

Jack Gaughan (September 24, 1930 – July 21, 1985) was an American science fiction artist and illustrator who won the Hugo Award several times. Working primarily with Donald A. Wollheim at Ace Books and later DAW Books, and also Galaxy Magazine during the late 1960s, his simple linear style brought to life unforgettable images of such classics as Andre Norton‘s Witch World Novels and Edward Elmer Smith‘s Lensmen and Skylark novels (for which he did two related sets of Pyramid Books covers). His broad visual vocabulary enabled him to render the objects, spaceships and scenes in whatever was presented to him as they were described in the books and stories he illustrated.

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Artist Profile: Richard M. Powers

Richard M. PowersBorn in Chicago, Richard M. Powers studied in several art schools in that area before and after WWII. He began work in science fiction illustration no later than 1950 — an early abstract Powers cover being for Isaac Asimov’s Pebble in the Sky (1950) — for Doubleday where he also did mysteries and Westerns, and also with two 1952 covers for Galaxy Science Fiction.

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