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    John Berkey Passes

    John Berkey passed away last night, after a long illness. I wish I had the eloquence to say say what Berkey has done for SF art as a genre and illustration as whole. Taking a look at these boards, and others like them, it is clear that he is a direct influence on what is going on right this minute with today's young artists...It's as if the art world has just caught up with him.
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    Damn.

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    Damn.
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    OMG

    John Berkey has been a favorite of mine since before I even knew who he was. His cover of "Our Universe" captivated me beyond words as a child. Its kinda weird, but over the last couple of days I've been going around the web making a folder of his paintings for study...that kinda freaks me out alittle.

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    may he chill out on the front deck of a galactic cruiser...
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    The man who proved that science fiction could be fine art. He will be sorely missed.
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    Rest in peace. His art will live on and inspire generations to come.
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    Absolutely gutted. Rest in peace John.
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    He was certainly one of the greats. Rest in peace.
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    his analog covers may be why i got interested in art.

    he will be sorely missed ...its a cliche but he was a true original
    space impressionism!

    sad sad news.
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    It's so sad. He's been one of my favourites and I have dozens of his paintings. His style is unmatched.
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