Frank Kelly Freas was born today, August 27, in 1922. He passed away in 2005. Freas’s artwork graced the covers of magazines and books. His style was unmistakeable. Some of his covers, such as “Martians Go Home”, are classics. One of my most prized possessions is a signed print of Skylab that appeared as the cover of the June 1973 issue of Analog.
I never had the pleasure of meeting him. There was a calendar of his art in the 1990s. I still have it. Unfortunately, there haven’t been any others that I know of.
Rather than write about him, here are some of the covers he did. These are all from my library that I could put my hands on quickly. I’d post images without the writing, but I don’t want to violate copyrights.