Virgil Finlay's Phantasms

  • Title: Virgil Finlay's Phantasms
  • Author: Virgil Finlay
  • ISBN: 9780887331725
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
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    About Virgil Finlay

    1. An American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator While he worked in a range of media, from gouache to oils, Finlay specialized in, and became famous for, detailed pen and ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross hatching, and scratchboard techniques Despite the very labor intensive and time consuming nature of his specialty, Finlay created than 2600 works of graphic art in his 35 year career His father, woodworker Warden Hugh Finlay, died at age 40 in the midst of the Great Depression, leaving his family widow Ruth and two children, Jean and Virgil in straitened circumstances By his high school years, Virgil Finlay exercised his passions for art and poetry, and discovered his lifelong subject matter through the pulp magazines of the era science fiction, via Amazing Stories 1927 , and fantasy and horror, via Weird Tales 1928 , beginning to exhibit at the age of 16 By age 21 he was confident enough in his art to send six pieces, unsolicited, to editor Farnsworth Wright at Weird Tales Once Wright determined that such detailed work would transfer successfully to relatively rough paper the magazine used they were called pulps for a reason , he began buying Finlay s work Finlay s illustrations debuted in the December 1935 issue of WT, and appeared in a total of 62 issues of the magazine, down to the last issue of the classic pulp in Sept 1954 He also executed 19 color covers for WT, for issues from Feb 1937 to March 1953.


    1. Der Verlag Underwood-Miller legt hier einen dünnen Paperbackband mit 135 Illustrationen von Vigil Finlay vor. Die Bilder aus den 30iger, 40iger und 50iger Jahren sind den Genres Science Fiction, Horror und Fantasy zuzuordnen und tragen den Titel Phantasms. Zwei weitere Finlay-Bände des gleichen Verlags bringen eine Auswahl zu den Themen "Women of the Ages" und "Strange Science".Die Bilder selbst sind in sehr ordentlicher Qualität seitenfüllend wiedergegeben und sollten den Finlay-Fan erfreue [...]


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