RIP Frank Frazetta

Frank Frazetta, the artist whose name had become synonymous with fantasy imagery has passed away today. For many of us, this is the passing of a true legend. Even if you don't know who he is, you would recognize his work from his countless contributions to pop culture.
In the 60s Frazetta turned to cover paintings for the thriving pulp paperback industry and created one of the most recognizable illustration styles of all times. His covers for Conan, Tarzan and other rough hewn heroes created a visceral, violent, erotic yet somehow still nuanced visual style that has been endlessly imitated but never surpassed — Frazetta’s imagery of brawny, relentless swordsmen, seductive, fleshy sirens and hellfire breathing monsters had a gut level impact because it came from the gut — his many followers were just tracing without the passion of the originals.

Frazetta was 82.

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You're probably thinking of Boris Vallejo.

I'm really sad to hear Frank Frazetta is gone. He created my favorite painting:
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Sandrya: some years ago, Frank Frazetta suffered a stroke, and lost the use of his right hand, which was his painting hand. He retrained himself to use his right hand, and kept painting. He got hit with 5 strokes after, for a total of six strokes, and kept working through them all.
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I was a fan of his for years and then I didn't see his paintings anymore. I thought he had died years ago. Does anyone know why he stopped painting or am I mistaken and just somehow missed his newer artwork?
So sorry to hear of his passing. My favorite painting of his was "SeaWitch". He truly had an incredible eye for detail. Although I usually had a good laugh over the non-existent clothing the women in his painting wore. In real life those bits of clothing would not have stayed on any body as soon as they moved in any direction.
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