|Gene Szafran was a prolific illustrator who
was born in Detroit. He studied at The Art
School of the Society of Arts & Crafts. He
got his start in the Detroit studios, working
on many auto advertisements and
Gene moved to New York City in 1967
where he produced over 75 covers for
Bantam Books, New American Library,
and other publishers. He did work for all of
the big names in the field, including Robert
Heinlein, Robert Silverberg, Ray Bradbury
and Poul Anderson.
The cover of Robert Silverberg's 'The
Second Trip' is a sculpture done by Gene.
He also did work for many magazines,
including Boy's Life, Cosmopolitan,
Fortune, McCall's, Penthouse and Playboy.
He illustrated childrens' books, a
cookbook, religious pamphlets and many
record albums, including winning a Grammy
in 1969 for the Rhinocerous cover.
I am attempting to compile a
comprehensive list of all of Gene's
published work. If you have anything not
shown please contact me HERE.
|Thanks to Lynne Pauls Baron,
Dave LeClair, Attila, Jeff Elmquist
and Lisa Jaskot for their help.