#Art of Science Fiction 003: John Berkey

john_berkey_061
John Berkey
 was born on August 13, 1932 and was known for his science fiction themed paintings. Berkey is probably best-known for the original poster art he did for the original Star Wars trilogy.

Berkey was honored on March 22, 2007, with “John Berkey Day” by Excelsior, Minnesota. Sadly, he passed away on April 28, 2008.

Below are a few choice samples to showcase the extraordinary talent of this artist. If you click on any of the images it will take you to the site of origin. Enjoy!

john_berkey_04
John_Berkey_03a
70fc74c17557ed8de7c102095a12962d
8e4fe5d55befc9e0a7a5c0f8a18db45d
81875cb802dcbfb9e5769e156da77414
36large
30large
37large
4large
Berkey is considered a pioneer of modern space design and you can believe this claim if you look at the detail in his paintings. His legacy continues to inspire future generations. Today’s post is truly a nostalgic journey back to the golden age of science fiction.

Leave us a comment below and tell us what you thought of today’s artist, and while you’re at it, why not name your favorite science fiction artist?

Opt In Image
Free when you signup
A mini-kōsalogy of flash fiction stories

Featuring PK Tyler, Woelf Dietrich, Jessica West, and M. J. Kelley

Their home world is gone, their planet cut from existence. They traveled eons searching for a new home. But their new home, Earth, was already taken. From quiet stories of longing and love to tales of tragic nuclear war and brutal inter-species conflict, these narratives portray sometimes startling snapshots of a new universe with the intensity and delicacy that only flash fiction can convey. Each author's unique stories enrich the shared, singular vision of a science fiction saga that is just beginning.

The following two tabs change content below.

Woelf Dietrich

Co-Founder
Woelf Dietrich mostly writes tales of dark fantasy and the supernatural, which is maybe not such a far cry from his lawyering days. Sometimes he writes other things. He resides in New Zealand with his wife and kids and a dog.

2 Comments:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *