Illustration Art Gallery

The very best from the wide, sometimes overlooked, world of illustration art, including original artwork for book illustrations and covers, comic books and comic strips, graphic novels, magazines, film animation cels, newspaper strips, poster art, album covers, plus superb fine art reproductions and high quality art prints.

Our gallery brings together artists from all over the world and from many backgrounds, including fantasy, horror, romance, science fiction, education, sport, history, nature, technology, humour, glamour, architecture, film & tv, whimsy, even political satire and caricature.

Monday, June 21, 2010

About the Illustration Art Gallery

The Illustration Art Gallery is owned and run by Geoff West who has over 25 years of experience in selling illustration art through Conquistador founded in 1977 as mail order company supplying books and art seldom seen in high street shops. Subsequently we continue to sell books and art worldwide through the Book Palace.

The Illustration Art Gallery was founded to help promote and expand the knowledge and ownership of illustration art.

We first became involved in illustration art over 25 years ago, and during that time have built up a fine appreciation of the genre, which ranges from book and magazine illustrations (including covers), artwork for comics and newspaper strips, posters, animation cels, and computer generated graphics for both films and games.

The art techniques employed are varied, ranging from the traditional oils and watercolours, pastels, acrylics, gouache, pen and inks, crayons, to highly creative and deceptively simple 'hand drawn by robots' computer graphics, as well as the finest pencil drawings and charcoals.

One of the beauties of art is that it knows no boundaries, and can be appreciated by whomever and wherever it is seen, from the famous fantasy art of Frank Frazetta to the Sci-Fi art of Hajime Sorayama, from the chilling to the fairy-tale whimsy of Nadir Quinto and the familiar John Harrold (Rupert Bear), from disturbing science-fiction worlds to the humourous (and satirical) observations of Will Eisner, the saucy Leone Frollo, the exquisite penmanship of Fortunino Matania, and from the legendary Garth newspaper strips to comic book pages from the iconic Dan Dare featured in The Eagle.

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