MATTHEWS, Rodney


MATTHEWS, Rodney
(1945-)
   UK illustrator. RM's artwork first became popular in the mid-1970s - a period of great vigour in UK sf/fantasy illustration - when it began appearing on book covers and on the first 3 covers of the short-lived magazine VORTEX (1977). Bizarre, whimsical, often spiky, weirdly coloured, his art "feels" more like fantasy than sf, though it has often been used on sf books - including some from Avon in the USA - and is closely associated with the work of Michael MOORCOCK, notably in his many illustrations to Moorcock's Elric at the End of Time (1987). RM's fantastic animals and monsters are especially good, and his thorny cities are another trademark. He works in various media, mostly watercolour, gouache and ink; much of his work has been in the form of posters, record sleeves (several winning awards) and calendars. In the 1980s a series of RM fantasy calendars, some in very large format, featured mostly newrather than recycled paintings. Books of his work include a very complete and beautifully produced retrospective collection, In Search of Forever (1985) with text by Nigel Suckling, Last Ship Home (1989) and The RodneyMatthews Portfolio (1991).
   PN

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rodney Matthews — (born July 6, 1945 in Paulton, North Somerset, England) is a fantasy artist and illustrator. In 1978, he published Yendor The Journey of a Junior Adventurer , a hard back picture book featuring his distinctive paintings of The Wild Country , a… …   Wikipedia

  • Rodney — may refer to:Peopleurnames* Caesar Rodney (1728–1784), Signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and President of Delaware * Caesar A. Rodney (1772–1824), U.S. Senator from Delaware * Caleb Rodney (1767 1840), Governor of Delaware * Daniel… …   Wikipedia

  • Rodney Pattisson — Rodney Stuart Pattison oder Pattisson (* 15. August 1943 in Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute) ist ein schottischer Segler, der von 1968 bis 1976 drei olympische Medaillen gewann. Bei der Olympischen Regatta 1968 vor Acapulco gelangen Pattison und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rodney Matthews — (né le 6 juillet 1945 à Paulton) est un illustrateur britannique. Spécialisé dans le domaine de la fantasy et de la science fiction, il a illustré de nombreux romans et pochettes d album (Magnum, Scorpions, Nazareth, Asia, Eloy, ...). Lien… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rodney Pattison — Rodney Stuart Pattison oder Pattisson (* 15. August 1943 in Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute) ist ein schottischer Segler, der von 1968 bis 1976 drei olympische Medaillen gewann. Bei der Olympischen Regatta 1968 vor Acapulco gelangen Pattison und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Matthews (surname) — This page lists notable people with the surname (that is, family name) Matthews. For a list of notable people with the surname Matthew (without s), see Matthew (surname). For a list of notable people with the surname Mathews (with only one t ),… …   Wikipedia

  • Rodney Myers — Infobox MLB retired bgcolor1= bgcolor2= textcolor1=black textcolor2=black name=Rodney Myers position=Pitcher birthdate=birth date and age|1969|6|26 bats=Right throws=Right debutdate=April 3 debutyear=1996 debutteam=Chicago Cubs finaldate=June 1… …   Wikipedia

  • Rodney Scavo — Liste des personnages de Desperate Housewives La liste suivante est une liste exhaustive de tous les personnages récurrents ou ayant apparu dans au moins un épisode du feuilleton Desperate Housewives. Est d abord mentionné le nom du personnage,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cerys Matthews — Background information Born 11 April 1969 (1969 04 11) (age 42) …   Wikipedia

  • Dave Rodney — MLA for Calgary Lougheed Incumbent Assumed office November 22, 2004, Re elected March …   Wikipedia

  • Paul Taunton Matthews — Born 19 November 1919 (1919 11 19) Erode, Tamil Nadu, British India Present day India …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.