Artist Dean Ellis Dies

Artist Dean Ellis, 88, died October 12, 2009 at home in Saratoga Springs, New York. Born 1920 in Detroit MI, Ellis studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and served in the Pacific during WWII. He worked as an illustrator and painter after the war, and in 1950, Life included him in a list of the 19 most promising young American artists. He moved to New York in 1956, and created covers for Ray Bradbury novels in the 1960s, which led to jobs painting cover art for many of the SF publishers at the time. He also designed postage stamps for the US and other countries, and his paintings have been collected and exhibited widely. He is survived by Lois, his wife of 61 years, and their daughter Tracey.

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