(January 8, 1941 –)
Artist Boris Vallejo works almost exclusively in the SF/fantasy genre. His paintings have graced the covers of dozens of SF and fantasy paperbacks and hardbacks and are also featured in a series of calendars.
He frequently works with his wife, Julie Bell, a painter and model. Subjects of his paintings are typically well-muscled male and female barbarians engaged in battle. Some of his male figures were modeled by Vallejo himself, and many of his later female characters were modeled by his wife. Beginning in the 1980s, Vallejo began to concentrate on erotic art.
He was born in Lima, Peru, and immigrated to the United States in 1964.
The Fantastic Art of Boris Vallejo was published in 1978, with text by Lester del Rey.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1979 -- AggieCon X, British Fantasy Award, Locus Award, 1979 Best Professional Artist Hugo nominee
- 1980 -- Kubla Khan Ate, 6th World Fantasy Convention, Michicon, Frank R. Paul Award, 1980 Best Professional Artist Hugo nominee
- 1992 -- Philcon 1992
- 1993 -- 1993 Best Original Artwork Hugo nominee
- 1994 -- Marcon 29, Gaughan Award
- 2007 -- Neffy Award for Best Pro Artist
- 2011 -- Philcon 2011, Renovation
- 2015 -- Norwescon 38, Chesley Award
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