Thursday, January 21, 2010
Passing of Richard Hook
Hello friends and fellow travellers,
I just found out that on or before Janurary 12 , 2010 one of the most important military artists passed away. http://www.ospreypublishing.com/blog/Richard_Hook_Rest_in_Peace/
I must say Mr. Richard Hook art, this modern master of military art, has influenced me in many ways over the two decades since I first encountered his artwork when browsing through Osprey books in a bookshop, its name long forgotten, in Athens, Greece.
My favorite artwork of Mr. Hook has to do with the Native Americans (Indians, Ameridians, Indianie).
For many years he had researched the Plains tribes and created some of the most fascinating reconstruction illustrations ever produced on the subject. But he painted Aztecs, Apaches, Creeks (Muskogee), Iroquois or my favorites - Shawnees.
His work will be greatly missed by this blogger - :(
R.I.P. sir Richard - may Gods welcome you with open arms at the Heaven's gate.