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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Deathworld 2

James Avati (1912-2005) 1964 Oil on canvas board 21 x 17" A.1.1 Original cover illustration for paperback book Deathworld 2, written by Harry Harrison & published by Bantam Books, 1964. "Jason din Alt was marooned on a planet where every man had to kill every other man- or live a slave!"

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