December 30, 1939|
|Died||June 3, 2009
Gig Harbor, Washington
Ilene Meyer was a self-trained oil painter whose works combined realism and fantasy.
Her early work was based on the fruit and flowers she used as models, with real and imagined animals joining these as time progressed. Her work became popular in the fantasy art world, gracing the cover of books by James K. Morrow, Philip K. Dick, Marion Zimmer Bradley and other science fiction and fantasy authors. FX Schmid produced puzzles based on her paintings. She also became more popular in Japan than in her home country.
- Obituary, (June 28, 2009). The Seattle Times retrieved 12/24/2011.
- James Dunn Fine Art, http://www.jldfineart.com/Ilene_Meyer.htm. Retrieved 12/24/2011.
- Meyer, Ilene (2004). Fenner, Cathy & Arnie, ed. Ilene Meyer: Paintings, Drawings, Perceptions. Nevada City, CA: Underwood Books. ISBN 1-887424-80-6.