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(February 16, 1925 – July 27, 1990)
One of the major and most prolific pro sf artists during the 1950s and ’60s, Ed Emshwiller was particularly known for his covers for Galaxy, F&SF, and Ace Books. He signed his work as "Emsh." During the ’70s and ’80s, he turned more towards film.
He was married to Carol Emshwiller. Luis Ortiz wrote a biography, Emshwiller: Infinity x Two: The Life & Art of Ed & Carol Emshwiller, published in 2007 by NonStop Press; it was a 2008 Best Related Book Hugo finalist.
Entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1953 -- Best Cover Artist Hugo
- 1960 -- Lunacon 4, Best Professional Artist Hugo
- 1961 -- Best Professional Artist Hugo
- 1963 -- Best Professional Artist Hugo
- 1964 -- Best Professional Artist Hugo
- 1985 -- Kubla the 13th
- 1991 -- Boskone 28 (Emshwiller died before the convention)
- 1996 -- Minicon 31 (Posthumous)
- 2007 -- Science Fiction Hall of Fame (Posthumous)
- Finalist for the Best Professional Artist Hugo in 1956, 1959, 1963 and 1965 and, in 2004, the 1954 Best Professional Artist Retro Hugo.
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