Monday, May 10, 2010

FRANK FRAZETTA (Feb. 9, 1928 - May 10, 2010)

The greatest modern fantasy artist of them all, FRANK FRAZETTA passed on today after suffering a stroke. Icon, Legend, Testament, all names of the titles of books that depicted his art, only begin to describe the almost indescribable influence that he had on the field of fantasy, science fiction, advertising, comic book, and many other forms of artwork and illustration.

Frank Frazetta was my hero. He drew and painted men that were masculine and brave and women that were beautifully dangerous and dangerously beautiful. My print of "Golden Girl", purchased many years ago with money that I could not afford to spend, signed by his own hand, will take on a deeper and more hallowed meaning from this point forward.

Rest In Peace now forever, with Ellie, the greatest treasure of your life here on earth.


Autumnforest said...

Beautiful memorial. Absolutely breathtaking art.

Fritz "Doc" Freakenstein said...

Frank Frazetta was the most original fantastic artist of the 20th century! He died the same day as Lena Horne and I heard/saw several reports on the national/local news of her passing, but not a single report on Frazetta! What a travesty! Anyone interested in learning more about this brilliant artist and man should rent or buy the DVD Frazetta: Painting with Fire, which is a full-length documentary on his life and art.