Fox, Henry

Tagged: Art

(?1911-?1980) London-based UK artist and illustrator, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art since 1940, who is perhaps unfortunately best known in sf for producing more than 200 covers 1960-1967 for John Spencer and Co's Badger Books, in a trashy style all too well suited to that imprint's demand for rapid delivery rather than quality. Approximately 112 of these cover paintings were for the Badger SF (science fiction) and SN (supernatural) series. Fox had previously worked for Spencer in 1957, and painted covers for various UK paperback imprints in the 1950s and for the Sexton Blake Library 1961-1962; from the late 1960s he switched focus to magazine illustrations. He illustrated the early Doctor Who novel Tie Doctor Who and the Crusaders (1965) by David Whitaker. [DRL/SH]

Henry Fox

born ?2 June 1911

died East Sussex, ?1980

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