The iconic original sci-fi pulp painting by Lloyd Birmingham was created for and used as the cover of Amazing – Fact and Science Fiction April 1962. Illustrating the Mark Clifton interior story “Hang Head, Vandal!” this shows a haunting image of a scarecrow made from what remains of a spaceman perched up over the plains of a flatly rendered landscape, made up of but a few perspective lines trailing away into the distance creating a surreal and cerebral science fiction fantasy image.
Painting is signed lower right and handsomely matted and framed behind glass in a limed wood retro in appearance fine gallery frame.
Lloyd Birmingham was trained in painting and illustration at the Parsons School of Design and the School of Art Studies in New York. He worked in tempera and gouache on illustration board and was prolific creating covers for many of the Ziff-Davis pulp titles he painted at least a dozen Sci- Fi covers for Amazing, Fantastic, and Analog.