Hubert Rogers and Astounding Magazine: Science Fiction Art From the Golden Age
December 3 - January 31
UMass Amherst Campus, W.E.B. Du Bois Library
I seriously wish I could go see this. Unfortunately it will be tough to get up there, with the holidays coming up. If anyone here gets to see it, let us know how it is.
I was first introduced to Hubert Rogers when Tor published reprints of Slan and Null-A, and then I was reintroduced to him during a slide lecture by Vincent di Fate. (Or was it the other way around?) I enjoyed his strong, simple compositions, restrained pallet, and relative naturalism. A quick web search will bring up a lot of examples of his work...just be prepared for a very pleasant time-sink.
"Hubert Rogers was one of the best figure painters to work in the pulp field, and certainly one of the two or three finest artists to specialize in science fiction in the 1940s and 1950s." VINCENT DI FATE, from Infinite Worlds.