Friday, March 5, 2021

In today's post I'm celebrating the great art created by Rowena Morrill who died in February at the age of 76.

I learned on Wednesday that one of the artists I was fascinated by in the eighties passed away in February of 2021. Her name was Rowena Morrill, and she died at the age of 76. In her career, she was nominated for several Hugo's. I always found the way she drew human figures on fantasy covers to be especially captivating, and I'm going to post a few of those below. The era of art in which she drew has seen its sunset with the rise of digital painting and art made by artificial intelligence. But for a time, I think she was one of the greats.


  1. It's hard to find art like that anymore, like the old sci-fi and crime fiction paperback covers. Nowadays it's so much easier to just buy a stock image and slap some text over it.

  2. Those are great. Sad that she's now gone.