Artist Search
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Mike (Michael) William Kaluta  (1947 - )



Examples of his work


Quick facts

Exhibits - current  



Book references

Magazine references pre-2007  

Discussion board

Signature Examples*  
Buy and Sell: Mike (Michael) William Kaluta
  For sale ads

Auction results*

  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  

Auction sales graphs*


What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  

Market Alert - Free

Lived/Active: United States      Known for: illustrator-comic book

Login for full access
View AskART Services

*may require subscription

Available for Mike (Michael) William Kaluta:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Mike (Michael) Kaluta)


Biographical information (Mike (Michael) Kaluta)


Book references (Mike (Michael) Kaluta)


Auction records - upcoming / past (Mike (Michael) Kaluta)


Auction high record price (Mike (Michael) Kaluta)


Analysis of auction sales (Mike (Michael) Kaluta)


Discussion board entries (Mike (Michael) Kaluta)


Image examples of works (Mike (Michael) Kaluta)


Please send me Alert Updates for Mike (Michael) William Kaluta (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 3
Mike Kaluta
from Auction House Records.
Spectre #1 Cover Art
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Michael (Mike) Kalua (b.1947)

Michael was born on August 25, 1947 in Guatemala.

Kalua studied at the Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University.)  

Kalua’s earliest  work included drawings such as: Flash Gordon story for Charlton Comics and an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Venus novels for DC.  The drawings/ illustrations of the1930‘s were a strong influence on Kaluta's work.  He is most known for motifs that are elaborate decorative panel designs - rather than the silver age comics of the 1960s.

Kalua was associated with Bernie Wrightson and Jeff Jones he also contributed illustrations to Ted White's Fantastic. He is known for his work on the series Starstruck and The Shadow. He co-created Eve, the horror host turned The Sandman supporting character.  However, is style was too time consuming due to his meticulous.  This did not work well with ongoing, high volume comics.

Due to his punctilious style, Kaluta preferences are doing  cover illustrations.  With Barry Windsor-Smith, Jeff Jones, and Bernie Wrightson they formed artists' commune   Aside from many comic books and covers he has done a wide variety of book illustrations. The Studio in a loft was in Manhattan's Chelsea district from 1975 to 1979.

Kaluta is known as the artist for the cover of Glenn Danzig's instrumental album Black Aria and for the interior illustration of Danzig's fourth album, the latter of which appeared in 1994-95 as a pendant sold at Danzig concerts, and on Danzig T-shirts and sweaters among music fans.  With game companies such as White Wolf and Wizards of the Coast, Kaluts has done artwork for role-playing games.

Selected Awards:
Shazam Award for Outstanding New Talent in 1971
Spectrum Grandmaster Award 2003

Sources Include:

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2015 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists