Vincent Di Fate

Vincent Di Fate has been one of the world’s top illustrators of science fiction for many decades, producing art for clients as diverse as IBM, The Reader's Digest, The National Geographic Society, and NASA.  He has received many awards for his paintings, including the Frank R. Paul Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science Fiction Illustration, the Hugo Award (Science Fiction Achievement Award) for Best Professional Artist, the Skylark Award for Imaginative Fiction, the Lensman Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Science Fiction Field, and the Chesley Award from the Association of Science Fiction/Fantasy Artists for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.  He was also Guest of Honor at the 50th World Science Fiction Convention in Orlando, Florida, and has been an honored guest at many sci-fi and fantasy conventions throughout the U.S. since the late 1960s.Saturn from the Line

Di Fate’s work has been exhibited in numerous group and one-man shows at museums and galleries throughout the world, including solo exhibitions at the Reading Museum in Pennsylvania, the Museum of Science and Natural History in St. Louis, Missouri, and at the Hayden Planetarium (American Museum of Natural History) in New York City.  His art is can be found in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian Institution) and the U. S. Air Force Art Collection in Washington, D. C., the Society of Illustrators in New York City, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at Cape Canaveral, Florida, the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut, and in the University of Kansas Center for Science Fiction Studies at Lawrence. Vincent Di Fate

The artist has written two books:  Di Fate's Catalog of Science Fiction Hardware (Workman Publishing Co, 1980) and Infinite Worlds: The Fantastic Visions of Science Fiction Art (Penguin Studio Books, 1997). The award winning Infinite Worlds is the first comprehensive history of science fiction art in America.  Monstrous Movie Music is honored to have had this important illustrator contribute to some of their CD covers, including Rocketship X-M, Destination Moon, Kronos, and Missile to the Moon.  You can see some of Di Fate’s work at his web site

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