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from the New York Times Sunday June 30, 1963
TEANECK, N.J., June 29 - Frank R. Paul, an
artist who was known as the dean of science-fiction illustrators, died today at
his home, 700 Cedar Lane. he was 79 years old. Last night he had completed an
illustration for the Gernsback Publications, Inc, New York publishers.
Hugo Gernsback said today that Mr. Paul had
provided much art work, including highly imaginative covers, for such Gernsback
magazines as Amazing Stories, Science and Invention, and Radio-Electronics.
Training in architectural and mechanical draftsmanship, the publisher said,
gave authenticity to Mr. Paul's pictures of fictional devices. A freelance, he
had illustrated textbooks for New York publishers, and had executed private
commissions for murals.
Born near Vienna, Mr. Paul studied art there
and in London and Paris. In early life he had been a political cartoonist on
The New Jersey Journal in Jersey City. During World War II he worked as a
draftsman in shipyards in Florida and California. Surviving are his widow, the
former Rudolpha C. Rigelsen; a son, Robert S. Paul; and three daughters, Mrs.
Frances Hoag, Mrs. Joan Engle, and Mrs. Patricia Huston.