ROWENA


ROWENA
   Professional name of US illustrator Rowena Morrill (1944-); she and Victoria Poyser are among the few women who have had an impact on sf/fantasy art. Her ILLUSTRATION has appeared since the mid-1970s, primarily on paperback covers, more often FANTASY than sf; it is largely fantastical and often symbolic, but quite varied in style and subject matter. She has done several covers for novels by Piers ANTHONY. Her technique is polished and sometimes fastidiously detailed, though her human figures (often based on photographs) perhaps conform too much to a commercially acceptable prettiness, and some of her painting in the HEROIC-FANTASY vein of Boris VALLEJO has been accused of being "degradingto women". Unusually, she uses a combination of acrylics and oils rather than one or the other, and finishes with a high-gloss glaze. The Fantastic Art of Rowena (1983) has colour reproductions of 26 of her pieces. She hashad a number of HUGO nominations.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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