Virgil Finlay





Virgil Finlay

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born
in Rochester, New York, The United States
July 23, 1914

died
January 18, 1971

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An American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator. While he worked in a range of media, from gouache to oils, Finlay specialized in, and became famous for, detailed pen-and-ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross-hatching, and scratchboard techniques. Despite the very labor-intensive and time-consuming nature of his specialty, Finlay created more than 2600 works of graphic art in his 35-year career. His father, woodworker Warden Hugh Finlay, died at age 40 in the midst of the Great Depression, leaving his family (widow Ruth and two children, Jean and Virgil) in straitened circumstances. By his high school years, Virgil Finlay exercised his passions for art and poetry, and discovered his lifelong subject matte ...more


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Virgil Finlay's Women of th...
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Virgil Finlay's Strange Sci...
4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Virgil Finlay's Phantasms
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Virgil Finlay: An Astrology...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1989
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Virgil Finlay's Far Beyond
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Heist Job on Thizar
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Future Past: Worlds That Ne...
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Lease to Doomsday
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Beside Still Waters
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