Thursday, September 07, 2006
Roger Dean Fantasy Art
Roger Dean was born in Ashford, Kent, England, on the 31st of August 1944. Graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1968 he continued to live and work in London. Known primarily for the dreamy, other-worldly scenes he has created for Yes, Budgie , Uriah Heep, Gentle Giant and other bands.
Dean has been referred to as a "psychedelic artist", Dean himself has said, "I don't really think of myself as a fantasy artist but as a landscape painter." Many of his paintings use mixed media including gouache, watercolor, ink, enamel, crayon and collage. Famous for his "Asia" album cover which was voted the second most successful album cover design of all time, (after "Sergeant Pepper" ) by readers of "Rolling Stone" magazine.
Two compilations of his work, Views (1975) and Magnetic Storm (1984), have been published. In addition, his architectural and furniture work has been exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum and in the Royal Academy.
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Asia album cover
Chronoquest game box art for Amiga
Wikipedia bio and selected art
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