Tony Wright (artist)

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Tony Wright (born 23 October 1949, in London) is an artist who created album covers such as Bob Marley's Natty Dread and Traffic's The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys[1] and others including Bob Dylan's Saved[2] His art work for Traffic's 1971 album The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys and Steve Winwood's 1980 Arc of a Diver were listed amongst Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Album Covers.[3] 'The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys' cover is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Album art[edit]

Book illustration[edit]

  • Angel: The Diary of a Mystic. 1976.
  • Fantastic Woman: A Song of Songs. 1980
  • Assisi, Francis of. Hymn of the Sun. 1990
  • City. 1995
  • Dance of Death: Forty Paintings, Forty Quotations. 2006


  • Benjamin Franklin Award. 1991. First Prize. Religion/Metaphysics/Spirituality.
  • Catholic Press Association 1991 Book Award. First prize.
  • Print Magazine. Design Award. 1996
  • American Graphic Design Award 1997
  • Drench Design Award.2005
  • Design Greenproject Award. 2006


  1. ^ "Web Press ReleaseNewswire". 2009-07-06. Archived from the original on June 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  2. ^ Richard Harrington (1991-10-23). "The Art of the Album Cover". Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  3. ^ "100 Greatest Album Covers". 1991-11-14. Retrieved 2009-06-27.

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