Frank Kelly Freas (1922 - 2005) worked professionally for over 50 years, almost exclusively in the realm of fantasy and science fiction.
Freas was one of those highly prolific artists who could 'crank out' work that was consistently good.
From the 1950's heyday of American sci-fi magazines like Astounding Science Fiction (later Analog) and If and on through the sixties and into the seventies, it seemed more likely than not to find his artwork on the cover or his illustrations inside.
Freas also did many painted covers for MAD magazine during their early years (after their comic-sized format), up until 1962.
The small smattering of images presented here are from 3 old sci-fi magazines I found recently;
The May and June, 1954 issues of If, and the December, 1955 issue of Astounding Science Fiction.
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by Winston Marks
◀ from 'The Ties That Bind', by Walter Miller, Jr.
◀ from 'The Skin Game', by Charles E. Fritch
'No Strings Attached',
by Lester del Rey
◀ from 'The Holes and John Smith', by Edward W. Ludwig
◀ (Astounding 12/55)
◀ from 'Breakaway',
by Stanley Gimble
- These and other
Frank Kelley Freas images can be found online (with a little bit of work) at the extensive Freas bibliography located at The Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- See also: The Official
Frank Kelly Freas Website
◀ at left and below ▼ from 'Sand Doom',
by Murray Leinster (Astounding 12/55)
Friday, July 4, 2008