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Ed Emshwiller (1925 - 1990)

American visual artist notable for his science fiction illustrations and his pioneering experimental films.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1925
Ed Emshwiller was an American visual artist, filmmaker, and writer who was born on 16 February 1925 in Lansing, Michigan, and died on 27 July 1990 in Valencia, California. He is best known for his pioneering work in experimental film, video art and computer-generated art.

Emshwiller studied at the University of Michigan before serving in the US Army during the Second World War. After the war, he attended the Art Students League of New York and began working as a freelance illustrator for science fiction magazines such as Galaxy and Astounding Science Fiction. He also created covers for books by authors such as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury.

In the 1960s, Emshwiller began to experiment with film and video, creating works that explored the boundaries between reality and illusion, and between the natural and the artificial. He was one of the first artists to use video technology to create abstract images and to manipulate images in real time.

Emshwiller's films and videos have been shown at major museums and festivals around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Venice Biennale. He has also been a professor of film at the California Institute of the Arts.

In addition to his work in film and video, Emshwiller was an accomplished writer, publishing several novels and short stories. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1974 and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1981.

Today, Emshwiller is recognised as a pioneer in the field of experimental film and video art, and his work continues to influence contemporary artists working in these media.
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Fantastic universe 195601

Fantastic universe 195601

Cover of Fantastic Universe, January 1956

Galaxy 196304 - A magazine cover with a picture of a man in a suit
Satellite science fiction 195704

Satellite science fiction 195704

Cover, Satellite Science Fiction, April 1957 Public domain photograph of NASA satellite, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

If 195804 - A cover of a science fiction magazine
Fantastic 196207 - A magazine cover for fantastic stories of imagination
Fantastic 196210 - A magazine cover for fantastic stories of imagination
Galaxy 195411 - A magazine cover for a science fiction novel
Galaxy 195603 - A magazine cover for a science fiction novel
Super science fiction 195902 n14

Super science fiction 195902 n14

Cover of Super-Science Fiction, February 1959

Science fiction quarterly 195605

Science fiction quarterly 195605

Cover, Science Fiction Quarterly, May 1956

Cover of World Without Men by Charles Eric Maine - Illustration by Ed Emshwiller - Ace Books 1958

Cover of World Without Men by Charles Eric Maine - Illustration by Ed ...

Cover of "World Without Men" by Charles Eric Maine. Illustration by Ed Emshwiller.Français : Couverture de "World Without Men" par Charles Eric Maine. Illustration par Ed Emshwiller.

Galaxy 195106 - A magazine cover for galaxy science fiction
Galaxy 195108 - A magazine cover for a science fiction novel
Galaxy 196006 - Drawing. Public domain image.
Science fiction quarterly 195505

Science fiction quarterly 195505

Cover, Science Fiction Quarterly, May 1955

Galaxy 195610 - A magazine cover for a science fiction novel
Super science fiction 195908 n17

Super science fiction 195908 n17

Cover of Super-Science Fiction, August 1959

Galaxy 195509 - A magazine cover for a science fiction novel
Science Fiction Quarterly August 1955

Science Fiction Quarterly August 1955

Cover of the August 1955 issue of Science Fiction Quarterly

Fantastic 196104 - A book cover for fantastic stories of imagination
Galaxy 195403 - A magazine with a picture of a woman and a man
Galaxy 195409 - A magazine cover for a science fiction novel
The Variable Man (1957)

The Variable Man (1957)

The Variable Man Public domain scan of a magazine cover, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Amazing stories 196306 - A magazine cover of a man in a yellow shirt

Amazing stories 196306 - A magazine cover of a man in a yellow shirt

Cover of Amazing Stories, June 1963 Public domain scan of a magazine cover, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Galaxy 195405 - A cover of a magazine with a woman standing in front of a mirror
Galaxy 195611 - A magazine cover for a science fiction novel
The Man Who Japed (1956)

The Man Who Japed (1956)

The Man Who Japed

Galaxy 195502 - A magazine cover for a science fiction

Galaxy 195502 - A magazine cover for a science fiction

Cover of Galaxy, February 1955 Public domain photograph related to music, performing arts, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Science fiction quarterly 195708

Science fiction quarterly 195708

Cover, Science Fiction Quarterly, August 1957 Public domain scan of a magazine cover, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Amazing stories 196108 - A magazine cover with a woman diving next to a whale
Galaxy 195206 - A magazine cover for galaxy science fiction
Galaxy 195311 - A magazine cover for a science fiction
Galaxy 195402 - A magazine cover for a science fiction novel
Galaxy 195604 - A cover of a science fiction magazine
Galaxy 195906 - A magazine cover with a woman standing in front of a group of sheep
Satellite science fiction 195610

Satellite science fiction 195610

Cover, Satellite Science Fiction, October 1956 Public domain photograph of NASA satellite, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Super science fiction 195810 n12

Super science fiction 195810 n12

Cover of Super-Science Fiction, October 1958

Amazing stories 196307 - A magazine cover with a painting of a man holding a gun
Galaxy 195112 - A cover of a magazine with a christmas scene
Galaxy 195412 - A magazine cover for a science fiction
Galaxy 195602 - A magazine cover of a man in a space suit
Super science fiction 195702

Super science fiction 195702

Cover of Super-Science Fiction, February 1957

Galaxy 195504 - A magazine cover with a man holding a gun
Amazing stories 196011 - A magazine cover of a man on a horse

Amazing stories 196011 - A magazine cover of a man on a horse

Blish's novelette And Some Were Savages was the cover story for the November 1960 issue of Amazing Stories, illustrated by Ed Emshwiller

Fantastic 196310 - A magazine cover with a woman in a white dress

Fantastic 196310 - A magazine cover with a woman in a white dress

Cover of Fantastic, October 1963 Public domain scan of a magazine cover, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Fantastic universe 195605

Fantastic universe 195605

Cover of Fantastic Universe, May 1956 Public domain scan of a magazine cover, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Fantastic universe 195606

Fantastic universe 195606

Cover of Fantastic Universe, June 1956 Public domain scan of a magazine cover, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Fantastic universe 195912

Fantastic universe 195912

Cover of Fantastic Universe, December 1959

Fantastic universe 196003

Fantastic universe 196003

Cover of Fantastic Universe, March 1960

Galaxy 195601 - A cover of a magazine with a santa claus sitting at a desk

Galaxy 195601 - A cover of a magazine with a santa claus sitting at a ...

Cover of Galaxy, January 1956 Public domain photograph - Merry Christmas or Happy New Year, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Galaxy 195701 - A magazine cover with a santa claus holding a doll
Super science fiction 195904 n15

Super science fiction 195904 n15

Cover of Super-Science Fiction, April 1959

If 195812 - A book cover with a rat in the skull
Cover of Infinity Science Fiction February 1957

Cover of Infinity Science Fiction February 1957

Cover of "Infinity Science Fiction"

Galaxy 195307 - A magazine cover for a science fiction novel
Galaxy 195309 - A magazine cover for a science fiction novel
Galaxy 195406 - A cover of a science fiction magazine
Galaxy 196312 - A cover of a magazine with a picture of a man
Galaxy 195501 - A magazine cover for a science fiction
Science fiction quarterly 195702

Science fiction quarterly 195702

Cover, Science Fiction Quarterly, February 1957

Science Fiction Quarterly February 1958

Science Fiction Quarterly February 1958

Cover of the February 1958 issue of Science Fiction Quarterly

Science Fiction Quarterly May 1955

Science Fiction Quarterly May 1955

Cover of the May 1955 issue of Science Fiction Quarterly

Amazing stories 196201 - A magazine cover with a man in a space suit
Amazing stories 196312 - A magazine cover for amazing science

Amazing stories 196312 - A magazine cover for amazing science

Cover of Amazing Stories, December 1963 Public domain scan of a magazine cover, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Galaxy 195208 - A magazine cover for a science fiction novel
Galaxy 195310 - A magazine with a picture of a hand reaching out of it
Galaxy 195801 - A magazine cover with a santa claus riding in a sleigh

Galaxy 195801 - A magazine cover with a santa claus riding in a sleigh

Cover of Galaxy, January 1958 Public domain scan of a magazine cover, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Galaxy 195912 - A magazine cover for a science fiction magazine
Super science fiction 195804 n9

Super science fiction 195804 n9

Cover of Super-Science Fiction, April 1958

If 195808 - A magazine cover for science fiction with a man on a horse
Science fiction quarterly 195508

Science fiction quarterly 195508

Cover, Science Fiction Quarterly, August 1955

Science fiction quarterly 195611

Science fiction quarterly 195611

Cover, Science Fiction Quarterly, November 1956

Fantastic universe 196001

Fantastic universe 196001

Cover of Fantastic Universe, January 1960

Galaxy 195301 - A magazine cover with a robot holding a gun
Galaxy 195312 - A cover of a magazine with a picture of santa
Galaxy 195404 - A magazine cover for a science fiction novel
Galaxy 195612 - A magazine cover for a science fiction novel
Galaxy 196002 - A magazine cover with a woman sitting on a chair
Galaxy 196012 - A magazine with a picture of santa claus on the cover

Galaxy 196012 - A magazine with a picture of santa claus on the cover

Cover of Galaxy, December 1960 Public domain scan of a magazine cover, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Galaxy 196108 - A magazine with a picture of a man on the cover
Super science fiction 195706

Super science fiction 195706

Cover of Super-Science Fiction, June 1957

Super science fiction 195910 n18

Super science fiction 195910 n18

Cover of Super-Science Fiction, October 1959

Science fiction quarterly 195608

Science fiction quarterly 195608

Cover, Science Fiction Quarterly, August 1956

Science fiction quarterly 195705

Science fiction quarterly 195705

Cover, Science Fiction Quarterly, May 1957

Science Fiction Quarterly August 1956

Science Fiction Quarterly August 1956

Cover of the August 1956 issue of Science Fiction Quarterly

Galaxy 195210 - A magazine cover for a science fiction

Galaxy 195210 - A magazine cover for a science fiction

Cover of Galaxy, October 1952 Public domain scan of a magazine cover, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Science fiction quarterly 195802

Science fiction quarterly 195802

Cover, Science Fiction Quarterly, February 1958

Science fiction quarterly 195711

Science fiction quarterly 195711

Cover, Science Fiction Quarterly, November 1957

Cover of the April 1958 issue of Science Fiction Adventures, by Ed Emshwiller

Cover of the April 1958 issue of Science Fiction Adventures, by Ed Ems...

Cover of the April 1958 issue of Science Fiction Adventures, by Ed Emshwiller

Galaxy 196004 - A painting of a woman sitting on a beach
Voodoo Planet, by Andrew North - cover - Project Gutenberg eText 18846

Voodoo Planet, by Andrew North - cover - Project Gutenberg eText 18846

Voodoo Planet, by Andrew North - cover - Project Gutenberg eText 18846

Galaxy 195511 - A magazine cover for a science fiction novel
Galaxy 195606 - A cover of a science fiction novel
If 196001 - A book with a picture of a man holding a giant object
If 196307 - A cover of science fiction magazine
Galaxy 196008 - A magazine with a picture of people on it
Vulcan's Hammer (1960) - A book cover for vulcan's hammer by philip k dick
Science Fiction Adventures cover December 1957

Science Fiction Adventures cover December 1957

The cover of the December 1957 issue of Science Fiction Adventures, by Ed Emshwiller

Brigands of the Moon - Ray Cummings - Book cover - Project Gutenberg eText 19066

Brigands of the Moon - Ray Cummings - Book cover - Project Gutenberg e...

Brigands of the Moon - Ray Cummings - Book cover - Project Gutenberg eText 19066

Galaxy 195107 - A magazine cover for a science fiction
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