Richard Hescox

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Richard Hescox

United States

Richard Hescox is an Imaginative Realist painter whose career, initially as an illustrator, and more recently as a fine artist creating personal paintings and commissions, has evolved towards the goal of rediscovering the forgotten esthetic sensibilities of the late 19th century fantasy painters.

He has created many illustrations as a cover artist, a production artist on Hollywood films, and as a concept artist and art director on many projects. His published works include hundreds of book covers, record album covers, movie posters and magazine illustrations. His paintings have been exhibited in shows held at the Society of Illustrators in New York, the Delaware Art Museum, the Canton Museum of Art and the Allentown Art Museum.

Personally selected by the author, Richard completed in 2014 a large series of illustrations for the Subterranean Press Limited Edition of George R. R. Martin’s “A Clash of Kings”, book 2 of the “A Game of Thrones” series.

His fine art work explores themes of beauty and myth, depicting women as allegorical representations of the countless aspects of nature or as characters out of legend.  “I consider myself a “Lyrical Colorist” as well as a “Romantic Realist” painter.”

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