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American painter. He immigrated to the United States in 1964, and he currently resides in Allentown,Pennsylvania. He frequently works with Julie Bell, his wife, painter, and model. Boris Vallejo's illustrations are never schematic, flat or lifeless. Unlike any other fantasy artist, he keeps finding more and more ways of tantalizing his public. His inventiveness and versatility seem to know no bounds. In fact he has not left a single domain of fantasy art untouched.
Boris is as familiar with the heroic postures of barbarian warriors as with the poetic ambience of a mysteriously romantic landscape or the frightening sight of bizarre creatures from an alien world.
The composition and colours of these impressive works of art bear witness to the fact that they have been influenced several hundred years of painting. "Vermeer, Rembrandt, Leonardo -- during my early years I used to study the works of such masters again and again. The painters I liked best were two Spanish ones, though: Murillo and Velizquez." But even today Boris shows great interest in the works of his colleagues. His attitude is anything but complacent and he refuses to rest on his laurels. He keeps watching out for fresh inspiration, continually endeavours to go beyond what he has achieved.