Richard Hescox (American, b. 1949) oil on board painting titled "The Hunter", 1973. Depicts a caveman in a forest setting, holding a spear and watching a snake, while a dinosaur approaches in the background. Signed lower right. Housed under glass in wood frame. Sight – 19 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed – 23" H x 18 1/2" W. Note: Featured in book written by the artist, The Deceiving Eye: The Art of Richard Hescox, on p. 13. Listed as a pre-professional sample painting. Biography: Richard Hescox is an American illustrator and painter working in the Imaginative Realism style. Much of his subject matter focuses on science fiction and fantasy. During his career as an illustrator, Hescox contributed artwork to the films E.T. and The Dark Crystal. He has also provided covers and interior illustrations for hundreds of books, including several images for a limited edition copy of George R. R. Martin's A CLASH OF KINGS from the GAME OF THRONES series with Subterranean Press. His work has been shown in institutions such as the Canton Museum of Art, the Delaware Art Museum, and the Society of Illustrators in New York. (Source: artist's website). CONDITION: Overall very good condition.
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