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Look Here: One lovely cover with antiseptic airbrush art by Peter Lloyd

Last time I scanned and posted two covers with uncredited, unsigned art in a style that precisely matches what we see on the cover of Richard A. Lupoff’s The Crack in the Sky, a reader more knowledgeable than I am kindly delurked to suggest that the artist might be Peter Lloyd, and since I agreed with the attribution then, I’m going to go out on a limb now and claim that the uncredited creator of the unsigned cover art here is also Peter Lloyd:

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But whether by Peter Lloyd or not, it’s lovely work, don’t you think? Slightly menacing, too, like a glittering shard of glass grasped by the hand of a child.

4 thoughts on “Look Here: One lovely cover with antiseptic airbrush art by Peter Lloyd

  1. Yes, that cover for THE CRACK IN THE SKY was painted (airbrushed) by Peter Lloyd. I tried to buy the original from him and he said it was not for sale, but he invited my wife and myself to his house and we spent a delightful day together, He showed us his collection of Fiesta Ware pitchers and his antique Nash sedan. By the end of the day he decided that he approved of Pat and me and he gave us the painting, which hands in our home. Unfortunately, Peter Lloyd is now deceased,

    –Dick Lupoff

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  2. Thanks for taking the time to confirm my tentative attribution of that cover to Peter Lloyd, Richard. Lovely story about how you came to own Lloyd’s original artwork, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I’ve known Peter Lloyd since I was six years old I am now 72 years old. Our families were friends in England and we sponsored his family coming to the United States. Crack in the sky is definitely Peters style. I have some paintings he did in Cornwall when he was about 15 years old. Way before he started doing airbrush illustrations. He was an exceptional artist and his airbrush paintings are easily recognized. Mike Murehead mmurehead@yahoo.com

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  4. It’s a pity that one *has* to recognize them, i.e., to rely on connoisseurship, for Lloyd to received the recognition he deserves. Credit ought to have been given where credit was due — in the books themselves.

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