Skip to comments.SF Artist Freas Dies
Posted on 01/04/2005 6:06:49 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel
Frank Kelly Freas, the Hugo-Award-Winning artist who painted covers for some of the best-loved SF books of all time, died at his home in Los Angeles on Jan. 2, his official Web site reported. He was 82. Freas, who was under hospice care, died in his sleep before dawn in the company of his wife, Laura.
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The man had style.
Some his best stuff, to me, was the pen and ink drawing inside of Astaounding and Analog. For a kid into learning to draw, it was heaven.
A true Master, up there with Chesley Bonestell and RAH.
Long time Analog subscriber here. BUT I hope I got this right he started out painting "Babes " on WW II bombers.
"The artist who helped create Mad magazine mascot and sometimes presidential candidate Alfred E. Newman has died."
"SF Artist Freas Dies"
You should clarify the title. I thought San Francisco had lost an artist.
AP: "While serving in World War II, Freas spent his spare time painting beautiful women on the noses of bombers."
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