David Grove (1940-2012)

Artist David Grove, 72, died October 25, 2012 of emphysema at his home in San Francisco CA.

Born February 27, 1940 in Washington DC, Grove was an accomplished illustrator who produced covers and interior art for most of the major SF/F publishers. He was also known for his movie posters, most famously the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983).

Some of his work was collected in David Grove: An Illustrated Life (2011). He was inducted into the Illustrators’ Hall of Fame in 2007, and a retrospective of his work was mounted at the Museum of American Illustration in New York this past summer.

A celebration of Grove’s life and work will be held at Café Divine, 1600 Stockton Street in San Francisco on November 30, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flower, donations can be made to Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control or to the charity of your choice.

For a tribute by art director Irene Gallo and a selection of Grove’s work, see this post at Tor.com.

See the December issue of Locus for a complete obituary.