Richard Clifton-Dey

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Richard Clifton-Dey (29 May 1930 –5 April 1997)[1] was a British artist.

He started painting in the 1960s and was one of the most highly respected of British illustrators during the 1970s and into the 1980s. Much of his work was for book covers, either for science fiction, fantasy, action-adventure war books, romances, or gothic horror (with some interesting forays into advertising). His cover artwork was used for the Lord Tyger novel by Philip José Farmer in 1974 and reused in 1985. The Dorian Hawkmoon series by Michael Moorcock was issued featuring Richard Clifton-Dey cover art in 1977. The French publishing company Fleuve Noir released several paperbacks from 1981 to 1987 with his artwork.

Along with other well-known artists of his day (Jim Burns, Chris Foss and others), his work was featured in "Heroic Dreams" (Paper Tiger UK 1987).

Richard Clifton-Day was born in Yorkshire.[1] Today he is a highly collectible artist known mostly for western and sci-fi subjects. As in many cases of artwork produced for book covers, most artwork by Clifton-Dey is not signed. Provenance for all works not signed by the artist is attested by his widow.



  1. ^ a b "Richard Clifton-Dey - Summary Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 

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