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DeVito, Joe

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Artist.

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(1957-    ) US artist and sculptor, sometimes as Joseph DeVito, who graduated from the Parsons School of Design in 1981, studied further at the New York Art Students League, and takes a special interest in palaeontological subjects. He has produced many genre book and magazine covers since 1984, including Dinosaur images for the vt of David A Drake's Time Safari (coll of linked stories 1982; exp vt Tyrannosaur 1994) and – in skeletal form – for Michael Swanwick's Bones of the Earth (2002). Among the genre Icons which DeVito has repeatedly and fondly depicted are Batman, Doc Savage, King Kong – his "The Art of KONG: King of Skull Island" was a long-running 2005 one-man show at the Museum of American Illustration – and Tarzan. [DRL]

Joseph DeVito

born New York: 16 March 1957

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