Ilene Meyer

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Ilene Meyer
Born (1939-12-30)December 30, 1939
Seattle, Washington
Died June 3, 2009(2009-06-03) (aged 69)
Gig Harbor, Washington
Known for Painting
Website MeyerWorld

Ilene Meyer was a self-trained oil painter whose works combined realism and fantasy.


At the age of seven she contributed work to a time capsule at Alki Point, Seattle.[1] She made her career as an oil painter in the 1970s with her first solo exhibition in 1979.[2]

Her early work was based on the fruit and flowers she used as models, with real and imagined animals joining these as time progressed.[3] 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.[2]


  1. ^ Obituary, (June 28, 2009). The Seattle Times retrieved 12/24/2011.
  2. ^ a b James Dunn Fine Art, Retrieved 12/24/2011.
  3. ^ Meyer, Ilene (2004). Fenner, Cathy & Arnie, ed. Ilene Meyer: Paintings, Drawings, Perceptions. Nevada City, CA: Underwood Books. ISBN 1-887424-80-6. 

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