William Blake's Urizen featured in many of his paintings and poetic works

William Blake: Artist and Revolutionary.

William Blake  (28 Nov 1757 – 12 Aug 1827), artist, poet and philosopher, is perhaps easier to admire than understand. The breadth of his vision, the tortured eloquence of his craftsmanship and the bloody-mindedness of his daily life all speak of an intellect wrestling with fantastic worlds that boil and fester within. Artistically he was…

Modern Artists: Roy G Krenkel

The naturalistic illustrations of Roy Krenkel (1918–1983) graced the covers of early fantasy paperbacks of Edgar Rice Burroughs and many others. He inspired a young Frank Frazetta (1928–2010) and, later, Jeffrey Catherine Jones (born Jeffrey Durwood Jones 1944–2011). The illustrations here, of ERB's great hero, Tarzan, show the similarity of their powerful styles. Of course they worked in commercial, graphic…