So many of the images I love were born out of an artist whose work is known by so many, but whose name is not.

Ralph McQuarrie created many of the worlds movie and television fans dream of visiting. Our first impressions of the STAR WARS films are thanks to him! Image Detail

George Lucas began finding it hard to properly explain the world he was creating and the story he was trying to tell. He would refer to McQuarrie’s artwork and say to people who didn’t understand, “Do it like this’!

 

He played a part in so many of the best films of my lifetime. The very first images that I ever saw of The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi were McQuarrie pieces, which made me crazy to see more!

He was also involved in the design of Battlestar Galactica, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, and Cocoon, for which he won an Academy Award!

His art has been made available over the years for fans. However, I am most fond of the loving detail that was put into the action figures representing his initial designs for the Star Wars characters…I own them all!

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Mr. McQuarrie was a talented man and a wonderful inspiration to many…

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Ralph McQuarrie 1929-2012

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