Boris Vallejo

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Birthday
8, 1941
Birthplace
Peru
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
8, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
Peru

About

Peruvian-American artist who became known for his fantasy and erotica artwork that was seen on the covers of numerous science-fiction paperbacks and calendars.

Before Fame

He began painting at the age of thirteen. His first illustration job came when he was 16. His artwork adorned the movie posters for "Barbarella" from 1967, "Knightriders" from 1981, "Q" from 1982, and many other films.

Trivia

He was given the British Fantasy Award for "The Amazon Princess and her Pet" from 1979.

Family Life

His wife Julie Bell served as a model for many of his paintings.

Associated With

He became popular after immigrating to the United States for his drawings of Conan the Barbarian, Doc Savage, and the legendary Edgar Rice Burroughs character Tarzan.