Wayne Barlowe

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Wayne Barlowe
Born (1958-01-06) January 6, 1958 (age 56)
Glen Cove, New York
Nationality American
Known for Science fiction and Fantasy painting
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Wayne Douglas Barlowe (born January 6, 1958 in Glen Cove, New York) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and painter. He has painted over 300 book and magazine covers and illustrations for many major book publishers, as well as Life magazine, Time, and Newsweek. His parents, Sy and Dorothea Barlowe, were both natural history artists.

He is well known for his realistic paintings of surreal alien (or fantastic) life. His Barlowe's Guides to extraterrestrials and to fantasy are his interpretations of specific creatures and beings from well-known science fiction and fantasy literature. His Inferno is an interpretation of the demonology contained in the Grimoire of Honorius.

He has two daughters, Cayley and Hillary. He was married to Laura Hansen Barlowe in 2013.

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