Davies, Gordon C

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(1923-1994) UK illustrator and author, most of his sf-related work being covers for the UK publisher Curtis Warren, which issued mostly bottom-of-the-market paperback originals in early 1950s; Steve Holland estimates that he executed at least forty covers for the firm. He also painted several 1952 covers for Authentic Science Fiction. A complete catalogue of his work is not easily compiled since some covers are thought to be unsigned while others are signed only "Gordon". His work was vivid, strongly moulded, to the point and clearly evidenced the love of Technology and Transportation that informed his output in general. This included illustrations for Comics-based compilations such as Eagle Annual, and several illustrated books under his own name, including My Picture Book of Road Travel (graph 1961) and The Moon (graph 1971). [JC]

Gordon Charles H Davies

born West Derby, Lancashire: 6 May 1923

died Lyminge, Kent: 1994

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