Frazetta Tribute Artworks
Top 30 pieces from Devianart List...
It hasn't been so many years now that Frank passed away. Some people who had been following his life as dedicated fans might have seen it coming. He had lived a long and fulfilling life, however, he suffered a series of strokes in his old age and had other health complications. His children had an ongoing feud about how to honour and/or exploit Frank's work when he died. Also, when Ellie, his wife and muse, passed away many fans felt like Frank didn't have much time left on Earth before he was going to leave us. Frank has unfortunately developed a cult of personality for some followers. I recently sat down with one of his long-time students and disciples, Ken Kelly, who made it clear that the "legend" of Frank painting with his off-hand after the strokes was apocryphal. Such confessions beg questions as to what other distortions on Frank's legacy may creep up in the future. What we do know for sure is that Frank created dozens of the most influential fantasy artworks of all time. In fact, his work is canonical to the form and genre. He truly is the patriarch of fantasy art and there will never be another like Frazetta. This is a sentiment felt and understood by thousands of others, including talented contemporary fine artists. When Frank passed away, many of these artists created pieces dedicated to the life and memory of Frank. This list presents what I consider to be the thirty most impressive pieces that accurately capture the eloquence, passion, energy and even humour of Frank Frazetta. The pieces are in no particular order and have all been collected from deviantart.com and they are either explicitly tribute works or works that the artist recognized as being influenced or inspired by Frazetta.