Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hail to the King

I know a lot of you must have heard by now that Frank Frezetta has passed away. You also have undoubtedly read a couple of sappy posts like this where all these wanna-be's, who have never met the guy, post about how sad it is. There is a reason for that. Frank Frezatta wasn't just a great "fantasy" artist. He was perhaps the best artist of our age. Blasphemy you say? Go let your hot air out. Frank's Art was, in my opinion, the best; plain and simple. The subject matter of Frank's paintings might not have been something Mom and Pop were going to hang in the living room, but his ability as a painter was unparalleled. When someone that great is alive when you're alive it inspires you as an artist, pushes you to do better, and when he's gone there is a real sadness.

Frank- I never met you, but I idolized you from afar; rest in peace. Your art will always be alive and a testament to your greatness for generations to come.

-Chad

3 comments:

John Bear Ross said...

IFC or Sundance had a documentary about FF a few years ago. A very driven and complex man. I'll miss his art.

Hope you and the fam are doing well, Chad-o.

Best,
JBR

Lee said...

Amen,Chad...Amen.

Nicholas West said...

I might have to agree. He was amazing. I can't think of anyone who comes close to his level of talent.