Spectrum Award for Grand Master

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Spectrum Grand Master Award
Awarded forThe best in contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and horror artwork.
Presented bySpectrum Fantastic Art
First awarded1995
WebsiteSpectrum Fantastic Art

The Spectrum Award for Grand Master has been awarded annually since 1995 by the Spectrum Fantastic Art Advisory Board.[1]

A Grand Master, as Arnie Fenner (SFA Advisory Board member) has explained, is an artist who has worked for at least twenty years at a consistently high level of quality; who has influenced and inspired other artists; and who has left his or her mark on the field as a whole. "Craft alone" he writes, " is not sufficient to receive the honor: There are many painters who produce solid professional work. But (and this is the key) it fails to resonate. It is admired in the moment and immediately forgotten. A Grand Master's art, on the other hand, gets stuck in the viewer's heart and memory.[2]

Arnie Fenner also states "At the time of the designation is given the artist must be living. Recently, two GM honorees died prior to the announcement --Al Williamson and Ralph McQuarrie-- which confused a few people, but...both were still with us when the Board bestowed the honor."[3]

Winners[edit]

Year Grand Master Spectrum Volume Ref Awarded At
2018 Claire Wendling Spectrum 25
2017 Bill Sienkiewicz Spectrum 24 Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 5 - Kansas City, MO
2016 Mike Mignola Spectrum 23
2015 Scott Gustafson Spectrum 22 Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 4 - Kansas City, MO
2014 Iain McCaig Spectrum 21 [4] Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3 - Kansas City, MO
2013 Gerald Brom Spectrum 20 [5] Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2 - Kansas City, MO
2012 James Gurney Spectrum 19 [6] Spectrum Fantastic Art Live - Kansas City, MO
2011 Ralph McQuarrie Spectrum 18 [7]
2010 Al Williamson Spectrum 17 [8]
2009 Richard Corben Spectrum 16 [9]
2008 John Jude Palencar Spectrum 15 [10]
2007 Syd Mead Spectrum 14 [11]
2006 Jeffrey Jones Spectrum 13 [12]
2005 H. R. Giger Spectrum 12 [13]
2004 Michael Whelan Spectrum 11 [14]
2003 Michael William Kaluta Spectrum 10 [15]
2002 Kinuko Y. Craft Spectrum 9 [16]
2001 Jean Giraud Spectrum 8 [17]
2000 Alan Lee Spectrum 7 [18]
1999 John Berkey Spectrum 6 [19]
1998 James Bama Spectrum 5 [20]
1997 Diane Dillon & Leo Dillon Spectrum 4 [21]
1996 Don Ivan Punchatz Spectrum 3 [22]
1995 Frank Frazetta Spectrum 2 [23]
1994 No Award Spectrum 1

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spectrum Fantastic Advisory Board".
  2. ^ Fleskes, John (2014). Spectrum 21: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art. Flesk Publications. p. 15. ISBN 978-1-933865-58-4.
  3. ^ "Grand Master post by Arnie Fenner on Muddy Colors".
  4. ^ "Spectrum 21 Awards List".
  5. ^ "Tor.com 2013 Spectrum Award Winners".
  6. ^ "GM post by Arnie Fenner Muddy Colors".
  7. ^ "GM post by Arnie Fenner Muddy Colors".
  8. ^ "Locus Index 2010 Spectrum Awards".
  9. ^ "Locus Index 2009 Spectrum Awards".
  10. ^ "Locus Index 2008 Spectrum Awards". Archived from the original on 2010-09-18.
  11. ^ "Locus Index 2007 Spectrum Awards".
  12. ^ "Locus Index 2006 Spectrum Awards".
  13. ^ "Locus Index 2005 Spectrum Awards".
  14. ^ "Locus Index 2004 Spectrum Awards". Archived from the original on 2010-09-18.
  15. ^ "Locus Index 2003 Spectrum Awards".
  16. ^ "Locus Index 2002 Spectrum Awards".
  17. ^ "Locus Index 2001 Spectrum Awards".
  18. ^ "Locus Index 2000 Award Winners". Archived from the original on 2012-10-19.
  19. ^ "Locus Index 1999 Spectrum Awards".
  20. ^ "Locus Index 1998 Spectrum Awards".
  21. ^ "Locus Index 1997 Spectrum Awards".
  22. ^ "Locus index 1996 Spectrum Awards".
  23. ^ "Locus Index 1995 Spectrum Awards".