Painter John Berkey was unquestionably one of the leading figures working during the golden era of science fiction. Most identified with his posters for the original Star Wars film, Berkey's work was instrumental creating the image we have in our minds eye when we picture "outer space." The prolific illustrator was also a passionate fine art painter, and on offer here is one of his rare studio nudes, which features the same unique mix of loose and tight stylistic choices associated with his space art. Beautiful and moody, verso notations read "Signed 1998 - Property of Bill Daley - John Berkey." The painting is nicely matted and framed, and ready to hang.