Frank R. Paul gallery

Frank R Paul
Wonder Stories, June 1935, “Seeds from Space”
A fantastic gallery with works of Frank R. Paul. He is the best candidate for ‘Father of Modern SF illustration’. Frank R. Paul style shows his architectural training; his cities and technology are lovingly detailed, his aliens well thought out and plausible, but his human figures stiff and simplistic. His colours were bright (almost garish, even for the period) and flat, and he liked pure reds and yellows, particularly as backgrounds (although this was partly due to Gernsback’s meanness in using three- rather than four-colour printing).

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