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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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    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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    Sad day indeed.
    R.I.P.

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    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.
    One of my all time favorite books. I used to stare at that thing for hours at my grandparents house.

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    !!!!!!! I only recently found out about this guy too. Such amazing work. This is too sad

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    Check out the books "Painted Space" and "The Art of John Berkey." Painted Space has short paragraphs written by him about each painting, mostly his great spaceship designs. There's more art and info in the other one.

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    I missed this thread

    I think I'd rather I hadn't have seen it. Too many icons falling away lately, it seems.



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    loved his work...

    i remember getting some big book that was an atlas to space, it had his work on the cover i believe and really fueled a ton of my youth's imagination.

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