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Alicia Austin (born 1942) is a US fantasy and science fiction artist and illustrator. She works in print-making, Prismacolor, pastels and watercolors.

Alicia Austin
Born1942 (age 76–77)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materSacred Heart Dominican College
AwardsHugo Award – Fan Artist
World Fantasy Award – Artist
Balrog Award – Professional Publication
1979 Alicia Austin's Age of Dreams


Early life and educationEdit

Austin was born in Providence, Kentucky. As her father was career military, she grew up in Germany and Japan, as well as the United States. She studied art and biology on an art scholarship at the Sacred Heart Dominican College in Houston, Texas, which closed in 1975.[1] Her early influences include Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham, and N.C. Wyeth.[2]


In the beginning of her career, she illustrated for fanzines, such as Energumen, Granfalloon, Aspidistra, and Science Fiction Review. She sold every piece of work entered in the 1969 Sci-Fi Worldcon in St. Louis, and then began accepting professional assignments. Her first two assignments were the first two Universe anthologies, which were edited by Terry Carr. She then became a regular artist for Zertex Magazine.[2] Austin has illustrated books by Robert E. Howard, C. L. Moore, Andre Norton, Harold Lamb, Poul Anderson, Lewis Shiner, and Ursula K. Le Guin. A collection of her work, Alicia Austin's Age of Dreams, was published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in 1978.

She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.[3]




  1. ^ O.P., BOYKIN, SISTER ANTOINETTE, (2010-06-12). "DOMINICAN COLLEGE". Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  2. ^ a b "Alicia Austin - Biography". Retrieved 2018-03-10.
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  4. ^ "WebCite query result". Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  5. ^ "sfadb: World Fantasy Awards 1979". Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  6. ^ "1979 Balrog Award". Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  7. ^ "Alicia Austin - Bibliography". Retrieved 2018-03-10.

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