American Illustrations


29 pioneering artists: 80 years of published science fiction


These science fiction, adventure and fantasy illustrations appeared on the covers of timeless novels such as the Tarzan series by Edgar Rice Burroughs and classic pulp magazines from the 1930s through 1960s, such as Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, Fantastic Adventures, and Wonder Stories. Cover artwork for hardcover and paperback books by Robert E. Howard, L. Ron Hubbard, and Robert Heinlein among other authors are also featured.

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The Balrog

The Brothers Hildebrandt (b. 20th c.) 1977 Acrylic 42 x 48" A.32.1 Originally appeared as the April illustration in the 1977 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar for Ballantine Books, 1976.