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Saturday, September 22, 2007

John Harris Sci-Fi Art

John Harris is a British painter and illustrator, well known for his science fiction art and other work, such as landscapes and marine paintings. This is a classic style of sci-fi art like John Berkey.

Artist bio from Tokarta.com: John Harris was born in London in 1948, studied painting at Exeter College of Art and graduated from there in 1970. He has participated in numerous exhibitions both here and abroad, occassionallly showing with such groups as the Brotherhood of Ruralists. His first one-man show was at Double Vision Gallery in 1984. A preoccupation with scale and atmosphere is the hallmark of his work and which has led clients such as Shell, Phillips Electronics, George Lucas and many others to commission pieces from him. Sir Clive Sinclair has in his collection, many large-scale pieces of his work. In 1984 NASA invited him to witness a launch of the Space Shuttle and record the event in a painting, the first British Artist to be thus honoured. That work now hangs in the Kennedy Space Centre and is part of the Smithsonian Collection. Much of the work of this period may be found in the book "Mass: The Art of John Harris", by Ron Tiner. Since then, his work has broadened to cover other areas of painting, predominantly landscape and marine painting, and when not engaged in his own projects, still produces for the commercial sector.

Art Book: You can buy the book of "Mass: The Art of John Harris" from Amazon.com please use the link below.

Check out the official website of John Harris, there you will find his detailed biography. Here is a selection of paintings by John Harris. The main problem that are not alot of quality examples of his work on the web.

Note: All artwork and images copyright © John Harris. Please do not use images without the permission.

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Link: Official website of John Harris: Landscape, Science Fiction and Marine Artist. See also John Harris Biography.

Mass: The Art of John Harris by Ron Tiner


This is a huge collection of the work done by John Harris.
To order this book from Amazon.com, click here.

Mass - The Art Of John Harris

Book Description: John Harris’s grand vision and style have won international acclaim—and a NASA commission, never before given to a British artist. Yet, this is the first collection of his paintings in print. The work is truly colossal, featuring the innovative, ultramodern structures that brought him fame and conveying the sheer size that edifices built by future-fantastic technology might attain, and the awesomeness, even the terror, of their presence.

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Bob Johnson said...

Great art, I find it interesting George Lucas commissioned art from him, That speaks volumes to me.

I'm a fan of John Harris. There is so much mood and a grand sense of scale in his work.

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