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SF Artist Freas Dies
Scifi.com ^ | 01-04-05 | WestVirginiaRebel

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: art; artists; obituaries
Sad to hear about this. He was one of the great SF artists of our time.
1 posted on 01/04/2005 6:06:49 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

The man had style.

2 posted on 01/04/2005 6:13:21 AM PST by martin_fierro (Hines Ward is my son! OK, not really, but it'd be nice.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Freas did the artwork for Queen's "News of the World" back in 1978. Great album.
3 posted on 01/04/2005 6:16:02 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
The back of the album...

4 posted on 01/04/2005 6:17:19 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
The "inside art" for News of the World, artwork by Freas:

5 posted on 01/04/2005 6:22:38 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

6 posted on 01/04/2005 6:27:38 AM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitcus)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

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.


7 posted on 01/04/2005 7:00:42 AM PST by Blagden Alley
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

A true Master, up there with Chesley Bonestell and RAH.


8 posted on 01/04/2005 7:35:28 AM PST by boris (The deadliest weapon of mass destruction in history is a Leftist with a word processor)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Long time Analog subscriber here. BUT I hope I got this right he started out painting "Babes " on WW II bombers.


9 posted on 01/04/2005 6:58:34 PM PST by nomorelurker (wetraginhell)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

"The artist who helped create Mad magazine mascot and sometimes presidential candidate Alfred E. Newman has died."

10 posted on 01/04/2005 9:03:00 PM PST by bitt
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

"SF Artist Freas Dies"

You should clarify the title. I thought San Francisco had lost an artist.


11 posted on 01/04/2005 9:04:00 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: nomorelurker

AP: "While serving in World War II, Freas spent his spare time painting beautiful women on the noses of bombers."


12 posted on 01/04/2005 9:04:01 PM PST by bitt
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