by Jane Frank
Announcing the art book on one of the most talented American illustrators - John Berkey. Released October 2003, and now widely available, is the art book on one of the most talented American illustrators today - John Berkey. The book includes an autobiography written by Berkey, and more than 100 images in full color.....spanning the whole of Berkey's career, from early paintings he created while working at his first commercial job as a 'house artist' for the famous Brown & Bigelow calendar company in Minnesota, through the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s.....dozens of important paintings he created for non-genre and sf genre books, magazines, advertisements and corporate art. Selections of some his most memorable - and never before published - personal works are also included. And for those fans who already own his first art book, you'll be happy to learn that this book contains no images that were previously shown in Painted Space - this is a whole new compilation of images, and one that takes a different approach to his art. We are confident this will be a tremendous addition to any art library and a thrill for Berkey enthusiasts everywhere.

Standard hardcover edition,128 pages with 100+ full color illustrations

Advance orders through book sellers, to retail at $29.95

About the Author:

Jane Frank founded Worlds of Wonder in 1991, an agency that specializes in the sale of original science fiction and fantasy illustration art and sculptures for over 40 internationally recognized artists. With her husband Howard she has built up one of the largest collections of sf and fantasy art in the world, and is co-author of The Frank Collection, published by Paper Tiger Pres in 1999, and Great Fantasy Art Themes from the Frank Collection, 2003. She is the author of numerous articles on illustration art, artists and collecting. Her Hugo nominated art book The Art of Richard Powers, was published by Paper Tiger Press in 2001. She is co-curator of an upcoming exhibition of selections from the Collection, at the University of Maryland Art Gallery (Fall 2003)

Additionally, she holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University, and an MBA in Marketing, and lectures on business topics related to art, communications and collecting. She is a member of ASFA and WSFA. and is on the Board of Directors, Friends of the Library, University of Maryland College Park.

Jane also teaches Direct Marketing at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park.