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 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   blue15   (Member)

One of the titans of fantasy illustration passed away today at age 82 (born February 9, 1928). Russ Cochran sent out an email with the news.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Anyone interested in or otherwise fascinated by Frazetta's art should not miss the tremendous documentary, PAINTING WITH FIRE.

Brilliant, brilliant artist...

His death comes not long after the death of his beloved wife, Eleanor:

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=60742&forumID=7&archive=0

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

"Today is the passing of kings. Aye, and more than kings." - Robert E Howard

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

My God, any chance this is an error (hope, hope)?

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   Recordman   (Member)

I always followed his work in the classic E.C Comics. Alas...

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I am very saddened to hear this news, very, very saddened.

He is the Van Gogh, the Rembrandt, the Da Vinci of fantasy art.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

He kind of went out on a "low note" as well. After his son put a bulldozer through the door the museum and tried to take off with 20 million dollars in paintings, it came out that Frank Sr was suffering from dementia towards the end. I wonder if it wasn't an onset after his wife's passing; the man was completely lucid when they did the documentary a couple years before.

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

"Today is the passing of kings. Aye, and more than kings." - Robert E Howard

^
this LeHah, says it perfectly.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Isn't this his artwork?

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

Isn't this his artwork?



Yep, that's his.

That documentary "Painting With Fire" can be found as an extra on the "Fire And Ice" special edition DVD set in case anyone wants it. It's a good package deal.

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Very sorry to hear this. Any of us who grew up reading comics or Robert E Howard's fantasy novels, or have chosen to go into the business of illustration or drawing comics must take notice of the passing of a giant. Anyone who's ever done fantasy art is ever touched by Frazetta's long shadow.

So long, Frank.

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Olivier   (Member)

Rest in peace, Mr Frazetta.
Your work was wonderful-- expressive, powerful, unique.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I never knew that Frazetta did BSG art:

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

another of my favorites...what a depressing 7 days....Ernie Harwell, Lena Horne, Frank Frazetta....sigh....condolences to his family and friends

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

I never knew that Frazetta did BSG art:




OK, that is beyond cool.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2010 - 1:45 AM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

I never knew that Frazetta did BSG art:



Frazetta did a series of paintings that were used around the time Galactica premiered on ABC. There is another one that is pretty nice, too.

http://www.sci-fi-o-rama.com/wp-content/uploads/frank_frazetta_space_attack.jpg

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2014 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Just bumped this thread up to state the obvious. This man was an incredible illustrator and painter. I'm studying his art and I am thoroughly amazed by his talent. The movement of his subjects, the intimate knowledge of human and animal anatomy, the beauty of the figures, the striking use of color, and the clever but sparingly use of a pallet knife for texture that makes some of his paintings pop out like 3D. Amazing! Edit: And his expert command of black and white line art.

 
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