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I am sorry to report that Paul passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at 7 a.m., at the Brethren Retirement Community. in Greenville, OH.  Paul was born September 3, 1937, in Wayne County, Indiana, at at the time of his death was retired from his long and successful career as an illustrator, especially well-known for his science fiction and fantasy illustrations.  His obituary can be found here


I have been authorized to act as sole, exclusive agent for the licensing of Paul's images - the copyright ownership of which resides with his estate.  Many of his original artworks have been photographed over time, and these images exist in either digital or photographic (slide or transparency) format, in resolution high enough for reproduction purposes.  If you are interested in using one or more of his images for your commercial project, I would be happy to work with you to make that usage possible.  Please write me directly at or call 703.220.6234 to discuss your needs, and inquire about images that are available and fees.  Only a few of the many images available are shown below - to give you an idea of Paul's range of subject matter and genres. 


If you are interested in acquiring an original painting, please know that all his original artworks have been sold, and are currently in private hands.  Examples of his work may come to market from time to time, as re-sales, and when that occurs I will list them under "re-sales from collectors".   

Paul Alexander worked for architectural firms and then in advertising before signing with an artist’s rep agency in New York City - which brought his work to the attention of Ace Books, 1977. Impressed by his command of hardware and machinery illustration, Ace gave him dozens of SF assignments and over the next two decades Alexander built a national reputation among fans of the genre working for Ace, Ballantine, Fawcett, Del Rey, Baen, and others and many magazines. Although he was proficient at illustrating people as he is machines, he is still best known for his high-tech illustrations – “one of the top "gadget" artists currently working in the American paperback market” wrote Vincent Di Fate, who featured Alexander in his "Infinite Worlds: The Fantastic Visions of Science Fiction Art" ( 1997). Paul’s work was also selected for "Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" Volumes #1-4. Paul worked for Baen Books well into the 1990s, most notably doing David Drake’s “Hammer’s Slammers” series, and Keith Laumer’s “Bolos” series. When the computer entered the scene, it was time for him to end the commercial part of his art career - because he would only created art the traditional way - by hand, in gouache!  He never owned a computer, a digital camera, nor a cel phone.  And he liked it that way!

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