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Gary RuddellGary Ruddell has been on the illustration scene since the mid-1970's, but only became active in the Science Fiction speciality in the past decade or so. His skillfully rendered paintings often have a haunted feeling to them, or a spirit of high fantasy. His publishing clients include Bantam Books, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Avon, Berkley/Ace, Ballentine and Baen Books.

Infinite Worlds: The Fantastic Visions of Science Fiction Art by Vincent DiFate,
NY: The Penguin Studio, 1997, page 259.

While Ruddell continues to make notable contributions to the field of modern art by teaching (at the University level) and exhibiting his oil paintings in major West Coast museums and galleries, he continues to be much sought after for his dynamic and compelling advertising and cover art. He has worked for magazines such as Rolling Stone and Playboy, and major paperback book publishers such as Ace, Bantam, and Baen, where his unforgettable art graces the covers of Hugo-Award winning authors such as Dan Simmons and Connie Willis. Ruddell's images appear in collections of note cards, screen savers, calendars and computer gaming companies - most notably Broderbund and Sega. Ruddell likes to pack tremendous energy into his oil painted compositions, which very nearly leap off the canvas.

See examples of Ruddell's work in science fiction/space art and dark fantasy.

More info: http://www.baen.com/intruddell.htm

Cover of Stealer's Sky


Last Revised: November 2005.