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David Hardy

David A. Hardy is President of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA) and has been in the field of 'space art' since the early 1950s.

David A Hardy

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After service in the RAF Hardy joined the design office of Cadbury's. He left in 1965 to work on the film 2001 and as a freelance has since worked for stage, film and television as well as illustrating numerous publications in Europe and the United States. Hardy is admired by and has collaborated with scientists and science fiction writers alike including Patrick Moore, Arthur C Clarke, Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov. His own, Visions of Space is acclaimed as the definitive book on space art. He has also produced numerous science fiction covers, including over 50 for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (USA), and regularly attends, and exhibits at, SF conventions. Hardy visits many 'alien' parts of the planet to gather reference material and inspiration, including Iceland, Hawaii and the Galapagos Islands. He now produces much of his work digitally on a PowerMac G3 but still enjoys the act of physically applying paint to canvas. His website is at http://www.hardyart.demon.co.uk

The publisher Paper Tiger have some pictures

Artists exhibiting

(in alphabetical order):

Alligator Descartes, Anne Sudworth, Brian Waugh, Chris Moore, David A Hardy, David Angus, David Vickers, Dominic E Harman, Fred Gambino, Jim Burns, Keith Scaife, Lisa Konrad, Planet Fresh, SMS, Steve Stone, Sue Mason, Les Edwards.

Exhibition details: Dates: 14th July 2000 to 11th August 2000 Opening hours: 10:30 to 17:30. (closed Sundays) Admission: Free

2nd Floor Art Gallery Foyles Bookshop
113-119 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0EB
United Kingdom






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Photos copyright Alex McLintock 2000.