Laurence (Larry) Schwinger received a BFA in 1968 from Philadelphia College of Art, majoring in Illustration, and an MFA in Illustration from Marywood University in Pennsylvania in 2004. A chance meeting with the Art Director at Doubleday resulted in a long-term relationship with that publisher and others, most important among them, Ballantine Books. He started his career producing cover art for romance novels, and then signed a contract with Del Rey, at a time when they were building a talented stable of artists for Ballantine’s SF/F line. From 1979 through 1985 Schwinger was under exclusive contract to Ballantine/Del Rey where he was paid monthly for a year’s worth of covers (about 20). As a freelance illustrator Schwinger is one of the most respected cover artists in the paperback field; he is prolific, and versatile and he's painted at least 1000 book cover illustrations for romances, adventure, mysteries and more for all the major publishers and dozens of mainstream magazines. He's even won an advertising "Cleo” for poster design, and created the art for postage stamps for Uganda, Liberia, Antigua, Grenada, Republic of Congo, and the United Nations. Schwinger’s representational style, which can be moody and psychologically evocative, is well suited to “dark” mysteries, literary classics and fantasy novels - and I'm pleased to be able to offer a number of examples here.

 
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Larry Schwinger: Ghost Story
Larry Schwinger: Ghost Story
Original book frontispiece art for Peter Straub's classic novel, for the Easton Press Special Edition Readers Choice collection 2012. In oil on artbord 20" x 13" + signed
$1,360.00
Larry Schwinger: Midwich Cuckoos (Village of the Damned)
Larry Schwinger: Midwich Cuckoos (Village of the Damned)
Original book frontispiece art for John Wyndham's classic novel, for the Easton Press Special Edition Readers Choice collection 2012. In oil on artbord 20" x 13" + signed
$1,190.00
Larry Schwinger: A Wind at the Door
Larry Schwinger: A Wind at the Door
Original book collection gift packaging cover art for the novel by Madeleine L'Engle, Dell Books 1987.In oil on artbord 25" x 18" + signed
$1,275.00
Larry Schwinger: A Wrinkle in Time
Larry Schwinger: A Wrinkle in Time
Original book collection gift packaging cover art for the novel by Madeleine L'Engle, Dell Books 1987.In oil on artbord 23" x 18" + signed
$1,275.00
Larry Schwinger: The Silver Chalice
Larry Schwinger: The Silver Chalice
Original book frontispiece art for Thomas B. Costain's classic novel, for the Easton press Readers Choice collection 2012. In oil on artbord 20" x 13" + signed
$1,360.00
Larry Schwinger: MageQuest
Larry Schwinger: MageQuest
Original full color cover art for the Wizard of Yurt fantasy novel by C. Dale Brittain, published by Baen, 1993. Oil, 28" x 17.5" on IB and signed.
$1,190.00
Larry Schwinger: Shadow Hawk
Larry Schwinger: Shadow Hawk
Original full color cover art for the novel by Andre Norton, 1st Ballantine pb edition 1987. Oil, 26.5" x 16" on IB and signed.
$1,275.00
Larry Schwinger: People of the Wind
Larry Schwinger: People of the Wind
Original full color cover art for the novel by Poul Anderson, published by Baen, 1993. Oil, 31" x 18" and signed.
$1,360.00
Larry Schwinger: Android at Arms
Larry Schwinger: Android at Arms
Original full color cover art for the novel by Andre Norton, 1st Del Rey/Ballantine pb edition 1987. Oil, 26" x 16"on IB and signed.
$850.00
Larry Schwinger: Sea Siege
Larry Schwinger: Sea Siege
Original full color cover art for the novel by Andre Norton, 1st Ballantine pb edition 1987. Oil, 28.5" x 17"on IB and signed.
$850.00