(September 14, 1944 – February 11, 2021)
Rowena A. Morrill was an American artist of SF and fantasy. Her monographs included The Fantastic Art of Rowena, Imagine (in France), Imagination (in Germany), and The Art of Rowena. Her work has also been included in several anthologies, including Tomorrow and Beyond and Infinite Worlds.
She received some unwanted notoriety after the second Gulf War when it was discovered that Saddam Hussein had acquired a number of her paintings and hung them in his private "retreat".
She is credited under multiple names, including Rowena, Rowena Morrill, and Rowina Morril.
Morrill died of cardiac arrest.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1981 -- Norwescon IV, Necon 2
- 1982 -- Best Professional Artist Hugo nominee
- 1983 -- World Fantasy Convention 1983 nominee, Best Professional Artist Hugo nominee
- 1984 -- Best Professional Artist Hugo nominee, Best non Fiction Book Hugo nominee, British Fantasy Award
- 1985 -- Archon 9
- 1986 -- Best Professional Artist Hugo
- 1987 -- AggieCon XVIII
- 1991 -- LepreCon 17, Marcon 26
- 2003 -- Lunacon 46
- 2005 -- Loscon 32, Albacon 2005
- 2008 -- Chattacon XXXIII
- 2012 -- Chicon 7 (didn’t attend)
- 2017 -- World Fantasy Convention 2017
- 2020 -- World Fantasy Life Achievement Award
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