VALIGURSKY, Ed(ward I.)
(1926-)
   US illustrator. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Arts before graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He began as an associate art director for ZIFF-DAVIS in 1952 and became art director for Quinn Publishing, publisher of IF, in 1953. From 1954 he freelanced, though most of his magazine work was for those 2companies; he painted 49 covers for AMZ and 32 for Fantastic, mostly in the 1950s, and many book covers (often unsigned) for ACE BOOKS in the 1950s and 1960s - notably the Ace Doubles - and for many other bookpublishers, including Avon and Dell. His work sometimes looks hurried, but he was proficient at menacing ROBOTS and his characteristic needle-nosed SPACESHIPS. Like many sf illustrators of the period, he found othermarkets that paid better, and moved into advertising, general-fiction magazines like COLLIER'S, and nonfiction magazines featuring aviation and aerospace subjects.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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