Richard M. Powers

My all-time favorite artist is Richard Powers, whose surreal book cover illustrations are instantly recognizable today. An extremely versatile stylist, he…
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a black and white drawing of a man's head with glasses on his face
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SELF PORTRAIT. Richard M. Powers (1921-1996) brought fine art influences from abstraction and surrealism into science fiction illustration, where he was one of the dominant forces from the 1950s to the 1980s. He produced an estimated 1400 covers in almost all commercial genres, the vast bulk of them in science fiction.
a book cover with an image of a man standing in front of a mountain and the words pebble in the sky
Richard Powers
a book cover with an octopus on it's head and the words sln written in
"Slan" by A.E. van Vogt (May 1961 Doubleday edition); cover by Richard M. Powers.
"Slan" by A.E. van Vogt (May 1961 Doubleday edition); cover by Richard M. Powers.
two xoo three times infinity by ray bradbury and leigh brackett
"Three Times Infinity," edited by Leo Margulies (July 1963 Gold Medal Book edition); cover art by Richard M. Powers.
"Three Times Infinity," edited by Leo Margulies (July 1963 Gold Medal Book edition); cover art by Richard M. Powers.
a book cover for night of light by philip jose farmer, with an image of people in
Night Of Light - Philip Jose Farmer - cover by Powers
Another great Powers cover from the Golden Age of paperback illustrations.
an old book cover for white hart
"Tales from the White Heart" by Arthur C. Clarke (1957, Ballantine Books); cover art by Richard M. Powers.
"Tales from the White Heart" by Arthur C. Clarke (1957, Ballantine Books); cover art by Richard M. Powers.
the trouble twisters by pullman, poul andersonon book cover art
The Trouble Twisters
The Trouble Twisters, by Poul Anderson. Berkley Medallion, 1977 Cover art by Richard M. Powers.
a book cover for at the narrow passage by richard c meredith, first time in paperback
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Richard C. Meredith: At the narrow passage. Berkley Books 1975. Cover art by Richard M. Powers.
a book cover for inside by dan morgan with an image of a giant alien in the background
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Dan Morgan: Inside. Berkley Books 1974. Cover art by Richard M. Powers.
the enemy stars by paul anderson
The Enemy Stars
The Enemy Stars, by Poul Anderson Berkley G289, 1959 Cover art by Richard M. Powers
the wind from nowhere by j g ballard book cover with red and black ink
The Wind from Nowhere
The Wind from Nowhere, by J. G. Ballard Berkley F1198, 1966 Cover art by Richard M. Powers
the front cover of an old science fiction novel, showing a robot looking at another creature
Alternating Currents
Alternating Currents, by Frederik Pohl Ballantine 130, 1956 PBO Cover art by Richard M. Powers
the book cover for the 27 th day by john mantley is shown in black and white
The 27th Day front & back
The 27th Day, by John Mantley Crest s209, 1958 Cover art by Richard M. Powers Very poor printing on these covers, with the colors badly out of register. I thought it might be worth seeing anyway.
the cover to beyond fantasy fiction
Beyond Fantasy Fiction 1953-07
Beyond Fantasy Fiction Volume 1 No. 1, July 1953 Cover art by Richard M. Powers
Cover art by Richard Powers. Vintage Ads, Vintage, Old Comics, Henry Jackson
Cover art by Richard Powers.
two bugs are flying in the air above water and sand, with one bug on it's back
Richard Powers. From the artist's SpaceTimeWarp portfolio.
a book cover with an image of a sewing machine and the words power on it
Andy Partridge of XTC and Dukes Of Stratosphere fame. One of his latest musical works, simply called Powers. It’s music based on the sci fi book cover art of Richard M Powers, and is all spooky electronics and doomy noise. Brilliantly made, it could be classic early 60s lost in space stuff but was made last year in a shed in Swindon. Comes in a lovely book like cover too. This is inspiring on many levels.
Spacetimewarp Portfolio Richard M Powers SF art 16 COLOR prints 11x13.5 inches. Magazine Illustration, Portfolio, Magazine Cover, Book Cover Illustration, Sf Art, Book Cover
Spacetimewarp Portfolio Richard M Powers SF art 16 COLOR prints 11x13 5 inches
Spacetimewarp Portfolio Richard M Powers SF art 16 COLOR prints 11x13.5 inches.
an abstract painting with blue and purple colors
Spacetimewarp Portfolio Richard M Powers
an abstract painting with black and brown colors on the bottom half of it, in front of a dark sky
Richard Powers
Richard Powers: Alien Landscape. Original artwork created 1980s- early 90s, a beauty of a collage and acrylic abstract surreal landscape in muted to intense shades of brown - beige - black. This is a terrific example, nicely sized 19" x 33" on masonite. Very representative of Powers' trademark style.
a piece of art that looks like it has been painted with black and orange colors
Richard Powers
Richard Powers: Otherworld Nude in the Garden. Original artwork created 1980s, abstract design in ink wash and acrylics on heavy watercolor paper, 19" x 25" unsigned. The nude is lying on her side, towards the viewer, twisted so that her torso and face are tilted up and back.
an abstract painting with red, orange and blue colors
Richard Powers
Richard Powers: Man on a Swing. Original artwork created 1980s, with all the earmarks of being either a cover or possible alternate cover prepared for a book jacket commission, title unknown, but signed "Powers" bottom left [if you recognize the image, let me know!] The artwork is 20" x 19" in acrylics on Illustration Board.
an abstract painting with white and yellow colors on the bottom half of it, in front of a beige background
Richard M. Powers - Science Fiction Illustration Original Art | Lot #4138 | Heritage Auctions
Notable for the way transparent, disembodied molecular shapes with ambiguous meaning suggest the building blocks of living matter, Richard Powers worked in a '"dreamscape" style reminiscent of Surrealist art. His ground-breaking science fiction work brought a metaphysical reality to commercial illustration, garnering him admiration and many imitators.
an image of people standing in the middle of a field with two flying objects above them
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fFlar Enslaved: Darkest Period in the City's History. Powers Portfolio Original jacket art created for the book title "The Ugly Swan"
an article about the creation of floating objects
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The Cerebral City of fFlar. Original jacket art created for the book title "The World of Takashima"
a book cover with an image of a skull in the center and words reading firing the cathedral
Powers!
an image of a red and black painting with lots of eyes on it's face
A plate from Powers Portfolio. Space Prison of fFlar Original jacket art created for the book title "Night of Delusions" (Published in 1972. Author Keith Laumer.)
the cover art for way out
the powers that be
Powers!
a book cover with an orange background
Cover art by Richard Powers.