Saturday, 10 April 2010

John Schoenherr R.I.P.

Illustration from an unknown issue of Analog. Note the washing machine agitator in the background.

Extraordinary artist, sf art legend and my favourite illustrator in the whole wide world John Schoenherr passed away on Thursday the 8th of April. John received the Hugo award for best professional artist in 1965 and is best known for creating the definitive visualisations of Frank Herbert's Dune world. He was a regular contributor to Analog for nearly thirty years and outside of science fiction, he was known as one of the finest animal artists, illustrated many children's books, and authored one himself (The Barn).

RIP, John.

Interior illustration from Analog (August, 1980)
for Gordon R. Dickson's The Cloak And The Staff.