Fantasy painter Frank Frazetta dies aged 82

'Castle of Sin' illustration by Frank Frazetta

Teenage boys everywhere will no doubt be saddened to learn of the passing of 82-year-old fantasy painter Frank Frazetta.  The renowned sword and sorcery illustrator made a name for himself in the 1960s designing book covers for the Conan The Barbarian paperback series.

Despite being ignored by museums, Frazetta’s canvases have become increasingly sought after – in November one of his paintings sold to a private collector for US$1 million.  He also created album covers for the likes of Nazareth, Yngwie Malmsteen and, er, Wolfmother.  The illustrator died from a stroke on Monday.

Fantasy painter Frank Frazetta dies aged 82

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