2013
03.23

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.
– Frank, Jane. The Art of John Berkey. London: Paper Tiger, 2003.

You can purchase artwork from the John Berkey Estate at John Berkey Art Ltd.

Related: Amazing Film Artwork by John Berkey – Star Wars, King Kong, Towering Inferno, Orca, Neptune Factor, Raise the Titanic