Cult Film, TV, Geek Art
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.
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