Remembering Artist/Illustrator Basil Gogos today on his birthday, (March 12, 1929 – September 13, 2017).
If the name doesn't strike a bell right away, you will most certainly recognize the work. Basil Gogos "was an American illustrator best known for his portraits of movie monsters which appeared on the covers of "Famous Monsters of Filmland" magazine in the 1960s and 1970s"-wikipedia
His work was incredible, and i'm sure fueled many aspiring artists imaginations, including mine.
Back when I was working on book 2 of "The Artist Within" we had the chance to spend a wonderful afternoon taking portraits in the studio that Basil shared with Artist Linda Touby in New York City. There were some old originals of Basil's monster illustrations scattered around and we included them amongst some of his new impressionist work. It was a lovely day and very cool to just have time to view and chat about some of the old magazine work. I was honored to be able to include this Amazing artist in the project. Here's that shot.
You can see some more of Basil's work on a dedicated facebook page here:
and the artist within books are available on the Sideshow Collectables website here: https://www.sideshow.com/…/the-artist-within-book-2-sampsel…
art copyright ©Basil Gogos