Morris Scott Dollens

( April 14, 1920 — 1994)

Morris Scott Dollens was born in Minnesota, and while living in Hastings, MN, was a member of the Minneapolis Fantasy Society and published Science Fiction Collector in the late 30s. In 1950 he published a portfolio of his art titled Fantasy in Art. He subsequently published Approach to Infinity.

He later became a Los Angeles-based artist who mainly did astronomical paintings. He used paint both for color and structure. He did covers for some books, mostly ones published by FPCI, and for some prozines. Dollens regularly included work in LA-area convention art shows. He was a member of LASFS. He was GoH at Wyocon 1 in 1974.

His work tended to be airbrushed space scenes done without too much color subtlety on masonite boards which were then lacquered. They were well-nigh indestructible. For many fans in the 60s and 70s they were the only affordable astronomical art available.


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