The Star Trek Crew by Kelly Freas
Kelly Freas was the leading science fiction artist of our time. He has been awarded the Hugo, the annual World Science Fiction Award for Best Artist, nine times oftener than any other individual in the filed. He was also elected Dean of Science Fiction Artists by the Eastern Science Fiction Association, a lifetime title. He has without doubt, painted more magazine and pocketbook covers than any other artist in science fiction, in addition to uncounted numbers of interior illustrations.
The wonderful world of Frank Kelly Freas was a world of wonder. He was eleven times awarded the Hugo Award as the winning illustrator for books and magazines cover in North America and even Europe. His awesome interior art was world class and could be found in science fiction magazines, fantasy magazines, and even in NASA space program brochures. By the 1960s his artwork was on record albums, advertising billboards and even Science Fiction and Fantasy calendars across the nation.
Captain James Tiberius Kirk, by Kelly Freas, Made 1976
Kelly was NASA's Number One Artist of Choice For Many Projects
Kelly was chosen by the astronauts to design the insignia for SKYLAB ONE, and his posters promoting NASA's space program are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian, the first posters to be accepted and displayed by that Institution. He was one of the NASA artists covering the Apollo-Soyuz mission for the Smithsonian.
Mr. Spock, the Science Officer of the Star Ship Enterprise
Kelly Freas was the Logical choice for the Crew of Star Trek
In his efforts to base his work firmly on science (the fiction is creatively by logically added), he has covered every nook and cranny of Cape Kennedy, from the fire pits of Pad 41 to the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building. He was even permitted to launch a rocket at the Air Force Weather Station on the Cape. He won his Deep Dive Certificate as an honorary submariner aboard a nuclear powered hunter sub; and his fascination with all aspects of life has carried him form the timberland's of Northern Canada to the opal mines of Mexico.
The Star Trek Portfolio by Kelly Freas
Kellly Freas Paintings represented a World of Wonder.
Kelly Freas paintings would represent how the mind could operate on the edge of a new world of fantasy, or in a dream state of consciousness. His works were on the edge of scientific knowledge, and he always was working to a point out for mankind where everything will come together. In his science fiction art you can see that the unknown on one side, and that doubt is on the other side, and the only certainty for mankind is in the hope of a tomorrow of wonder.
Dr. Leonard McCoy, "Bones" by the Artist Kelly Freas
Kelly Freas had an Extensive Educational Background
Kelly Freas educational background is as extensive as his interests. Before spending five years in art school, he studied both engineering and medication; both of which add to his ability as a science fiction artist.
Kelly is known for work as remote from science fiction as portraiture (including the portraits of over 300 Saints), and comic art he did Alfred E. Neuman covers for MAD Magazine for many years and designed the cover character for CRAZY. His work has won awards in areas as diverse as fashion design, bill-broad art, and editorial illustrations.
Chief Engineer of the Enterprise, Montgomery Scott "Scotty"
Hundreds of Private Collectors Own Artwork by Kelly Freas
Kelly Freas science fiction paintings are owned by hundreds of private collectors, as well as many schools and colleges. Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, head a major retrospective exhibit of his paintings in January and February of 1975; paintings of this group were a highlight of his appearance as guest at Muhlenberg Art Festival, and they were displayed with a number of new additions, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Masterpiece by Kelly Freas of Hikaru Sulu doing some Sward Play
Kelly Freas was a Major Artists back in the Golden Age of SF
Back in the golden age of science fiction Kelly Freas was a regular contributor to Analog Science Fact and Fiction, DAW Books, Ballantine Books, Avon, Chas. Scribner's, Odyssey and others, Kelly Freas was also exclusive cover artist for the Harlequin Science Fiction series, by LASER Books.
Nyota Uhura the Communitarian Office of the Enterprise.
Kelly Freas the Best Science Fiction Artist of his Era.
Frank Kelly Freas has been called the best science fiction and fantasy artist who ever lived. There have been many great SF illustrators who have done awesome jobs on aliens, and drafted more realistic star crafts and spaceships. But Kelly Freas represents and even defined the entire golden era of Science Fiction. Kelly Freas breathed life into the science fiction writings of his era. You could tell by his work that he loved science fiction and fantasy. He was friends with some of the best and most well-known Science Fiction writers and editors of the half century that we call the golden age of Science Fiction which is between 1950 and 2000.
A Masterpiece by Kelly Freas of Pavel Andreievich Chekov
Kelly Freas the Dean of Fantasy and Science Fiction Artist.
Frank Kelly Freas was born on August 27, 1922 and died on January 2, 2005 was one of the best American born science fiction and fantasy artists of his era. He had a career which spanning more than fifty of the most remarkable years in science fiction history. Kelly Freas was known by many as the Dean of Fantasy and Science Fiction Artist. He had an amazing career and was the second world class artist to be inducted by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.
Photo of Frank Kelly Freas, One of the Best Artist of his Era
Kelly Freas Studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Kelly Freas was born in the town of Hornell which is in New York. Kelly was the son of two photographers, and was later raised in Canada. As a young adult he studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and it was here that he began to work in advertising and his excellent artist skills began to be recognizes. Over five decades Kelly Freas created covers for hundreds of Science Fiction books and magazines and also did wonderful interior artwork for many more. He was well known for his work with Astounding Science Fiction and later with Analog magazine.
Here is Some More Amazing & Astounding work of Kelly Freas
Hornell, New York the Birth Place of Frank Kelly Freas
Here is a Portrait by Kelly Freas of Hal Clement in Pen and Ink.
Freas Influenced many Science Fiction and Fantasy Illustrators.
Many great science fiction and fantasy writers considered Frank Kelly Freas a friend. But many folks do not know that Kelly was very generous with his time to young artist, and he even encouraging countless young men and women artists whenever he was blessed to work with them in his later years. Many science fictions and fantasy illustrators of today were influenced by him.