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Josh Kirby

 (1928 - 2001)
Josh (Ronald William) Kirby was active/lived in United Kingdom, England.  Josh Kirby is known for science fiction illustrator.

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Biography   Josh Kirby


From Liverpool, England and living during much of his career in Diss, Norfolk, Josh Kirby worked from multiple studios in a large Tudor rectory.  He was an illustrator of surrealist fantasy subjects---science fiction.  He said that major influences on his style were Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569) and Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956).

He was born with the name of Ronald William Kirby, but took the name of Josh because his classmates at the Liverpool City School of Art began calling him Josh because they said he painted like Joshua Reynolds.  After finishing this school, one of his earliest commissions was doing a portrait of the City Mayor, flattering attention for a new arti   ...  Displaying 750 of 2492 characters.

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Attack of the Queen, probable science fiction paperback cover
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Cosmic Creatures, paperback cover
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