Don Maitz

(b. 1953)

An American pro science fiction artist. His most widely-known creation, however, is outside of SF: the "Captain" character of the Captain Morgan brand of rum. He lives in Florida with his wife, fantasy novelist and artist Janny Wurts.

although he is perhaps most notable for twice winning the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist, science fiction's highest honor for an artist. His peers in the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists have honored him ten times with a Chesley Award for outstanding achievement, and he has received a Silver Medal of Excellence from the Society of Illustrators.

He was GoH at the 1997 Worldcon, LoneStarCon II.

He was nominated for the Best Professional Artist Hugo from 1981-1984, and 1986-2000, winning the 1990 Best Professional Artist Hugo and the 1993 Best Professional Artist Hugo. He was also nominated for the 1989 Best Non-Fiction Book Hugo and the 1992 Best Original Artwork Hugo.

Other Awards, Honors, and GoHships:

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