Mar 4, 2012

Ralph McQuarrie passes at 82

ralph_dvdMany wouldn’t know Ralph McQuarrie. Indeed I wouldn’t have known of him had I not received a portfolio of his The Empire Strikes Back art for my 13th birthday.

But his influence stretched beyond the Star Wars films.  His work can be glimpsed in a number of Fantasy/Adventure films and Television series.

McQuarrie  was involved with:


Star Trek

Raiders of the Lost Ark


Close Encounters


Battlestar Galactica

to name just a few.  He unfortunately suffered from Parkinson's in his later years and was not able to continue working, nor attending many of the conventions the sprang up around the titles he worked on.

You can post a message at his Facebook page.

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