Vincent Di Fate

(1945 —)

A pro artist who has been active in SF illustration since 1965. He is known for both his color cover art and also his black-and-white interiors, especially for Analog. His early work included a stint in 1966 of the animated Spiderman television show.

He is an active member (and Past President) of the Society of Illustrators, and teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology. While his activity has been primarily pro, he has published in fanzines, including a long-running column in Algol and many spot illos for Locus

He was Guest of Honor at MagiCon, the 1992 Worldcon, and one of the co-organizers of the MagiCon Art Retrospective. Watch his GoH speech

He was one of the founders of ASFA and a past president. He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2011.

His book, Infinite Worlds: The Fantastic Visions of Science Fiction Art (Penguin, 1997), is the most comprehensive history of science fiction art, and prominently highlights the contributions of the major contributors in the field.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

He was nominated as Best Professional Artist in 1972-1974, 1976-1982, and 1985, winning the 1979 Best Professional Artist Hugo. Books he wrote were nominated for the 1981 Best Non Fiction Book Hugo, and the 1998 Best Non Fiction Book Hugo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc38I-Pl5XY (IA) video of Magicon GoH talk

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