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Larry Elmore
Larry ElmoreFantasy Artist.

About him

I have been creating fantasy and science fiction art for over 40 years. After receiving a BFA degree from Western Kentucky, I married Betty Clemons and was drafted into the army almost at the same time. After two years in the service, I got a job at Fort Knox, Kentucky as an illustrator. In addition, I started freelancing at home and was published in a few magazines, including Heavy Metal and National Lampoon. During this time I produced my best work with my wife, our two children, Jennifer and Jeremy.

Eventually, I was contacted by TSR Inc., the company that produced the role playing game Dungeons & Dragons, and I went to work there from 1981 to 1987. While at TSR, I helped set the standards of gaming art in the role-playing genre. Besides creating covers for Dungeons & Dragons, AD&D, Star Frontiers and other gaming books, I created SnarfQuest Tales for the company’s Dragon Magazine. I may be best known for my work with the world of Dragonlance, exemplified by the covers of the DRAGONLANCE book series. Since 1987, I’ve been working as a freelance illustrator, creating covers for comics, computer games, magazines, fantasy and science fiction books.