(1932 - 2008)
John Conrad Berkey was active/lived in Minnesota, North Dakota. John Berkey is known for spacescape, abstract figure and landscape painting.
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Biography John Berkey
The following biography has been provided by James J. Krieger of J. J.
Krieger & Associates, Llc., art publisher and six year personal
friend of the artist.
Long established, internationally renowned science fiction, fantasy illustrator.
Berkey began as a prodigy painter for the Brown and Bigelow calendar
company in Minnesota doing representational work, but eventually became
widely known for a talent to create dramatic, futuristic spacescapes.
In the 1960's he declined Stanley Kubrick's invitation to relocate to
England to do the film "A Space Odyssey 2001", but later accepted
George Lucas' invitation to be the original illustrator for "Star
Wars". Other film work included "Star Trek", "The Neptune Factor"
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