Alex Ebel (1932-2013) is a science fiction and fantasy illustrator. Ebel most famously painted the poster for the original Friday the 13th (1980), plus he painted an unused poster for the Friday the 13th sequel.
His illustrations for book covers include Galaxies and The Sun by Isaac Asimov, Evil Earths by Brian Aldiss, Ability Quotient by Mack Reynolds, Homefaring by Robert Silverberg and one of his most famous, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin.
His art for magazines includes Space Science Fiction, Heavy Metal and Fantastic Story Magazine.
In addition, he has also illustrated for World Book.