Virgil Finlay

One of my favorite illustrators of all time, Virgil Finlay was an undisputed master of pen and ink (a medium I also work in).  Largely overlooked in his own time because he primarily focused on illustrating for sci-fi, fantasy and horror pulp magazines, he has since been elevated to a prominent place in the chronicles of illustration history.  His work has been collected into several books which are well worth seeking out.

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Virgil Finlay – School Days (1953)

Virgil Finlay - Horns of Elfland (1938)

Virgil Finlay – Horns of Elfland (1938)

Virgil Finlay - The Shadowy Third (1951)

Virgil Finlay – The Shadowy Third (1951)

Virgil Finlay - Baby Face (1945)

Virgil Finlay – Baby Face (1945)

Virgil Finlay - The Monitor

Virgil Finlay – The Monitor

Wikipedia: Virgil Finlay