(1914 - 1971)
Virgil Finlay was active/lived in New York, Connecticut. Virgil Finlay is known for pulp illustrator, abstraction.
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Biography Virgil Finlay
From Rochester, New York, Virgil Finlay has been described as "the most
popular interior illustrator ever to work in science fiction and
fantasy magazines." (170). This reputation grew from the
Finlay's method, influenced by the art of Gustave Dore, was to use a
lithographic pen and ink to produce stipple art to
create precise groupings of black dots that created a photographic
effect. For each one of these interior illustrations, he earned about
ten dollars and about one-hundred dollars for cover art.
During the Depression years of the early 1930s, he attended art school
at night, studying portraiture and figurative painting. To earn
money, he worked as a house painter, rad
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