Virgil Finlay

American illustrator

1914   -   1971

genre: illustrator
country of citizenship: United States of America
occupation: illustrator
award received: Retro Hugo Award, Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame

Virgil Finlay (July 23, 1914 – January 18, 1971) was an American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator. He has been called "part of the pulp magazine history ... one of the foremost contributors of original and imaginative art work for the most memorable science fiction and fantasy publications of our time." 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 more than 2600 works of graphic art in his 35-year career.The Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted Finlay in 2012.
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fantasy novel by Seabury Quinn

author: Seabury Quinn
illustrator: Virgil Finlay


Virgil Finlay

1971 art book

author: Donald M. Grant
illustrator: Virgil Finlay


Swords and Sorcery

book by Lyon Sprague de Camp

illustrator: Virgil Finlay


The Spell of Seven

book by Lyon Sprague de Camp

illustrator: Virgil Finlay


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