A. CHERRY has been a leading science fiction and fantasy artist for the
last decade. Cherry, a largely self-taught classical realist painter, has created
artwork for dozens of SF book covers, particularly for DAW. He's done cover
illustrations for several books written by his sister, C. J. Cherryh. A few
years ago he served as President of ASFA (the Assocation of Science Fiction
Artists). David lives in Oklahoma.
This bio was written by A. T. Campbell III.
More info: http://www.davidcherryart.com/
More info: http://www.imagenetion.net/matrix/dcherry1.htm
David Cherry Fantasy Art Cards
Released by FPG in 1995, this 90-card set features the best of the fantastic
art of David Cherry. His work has graced many a book cover including those authored
by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Sean Dalton, C. J. Cherryh (David's sister), Bob Asprin
and Lynn Abbey (Thieves' World series) and Piers Anthony among others. Much
of his work depicts very alluring and exotic women, many of which are in this
collection. This is a very beautiful card set.
1995 David Cherry fantasy art trading cards, sealed box made by FPG, there
are randomly inserted metallic and autographed cards. The box contains 36 packs
and 10 cards per pack.
Thieves' World Samples
(click on a card to view a larger version)
Cherry has released at least one book of his artwork as well.
Here's what to look for:
David Cherry Art & Technique Book Imagination
"Imagination: The Art & Technique of David A. Cherry," by David A. Cherry,
foreward by Stephen R. Donaldson. Oversized (8.5" x 11") paperback, loaded with
color illustrations (32 + full-page), 112 pages, possible first edition (1985
is the only date listed but the edition is not stated).
From the back cover: "Not only is this a collection of some of David Cherry's
best science fiction and fantasy book covers and works of his own fancy, but
there is an entire section devoted to the technique that has catapulted him
into a position of rising prominence in his field. The beauty of his art is
overwhelming, and the step-by-step technique which resulted in the cover painting
is a primer for those who want to emulate his skills."
Last Revised: April 2000.