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Boris Vallejo - Biography of a Fantasy Artist

Updated on November 14, 2010

Boris Vallejo is a Peruvian-born artist with amazing talent. Boris Vallejo started painting at the tender age of 13 and had his first illustration job by the time he was 16.

He emigrated to the United States in 1964, and illustrated Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, Doc Savage, and many movie posters.

Boris Vallejo likes to do his preparatory work in pencil and ink sketches, and the final work is usually oils on board.

Boris Vallejo's Life Timeline

  • 1941: Born January 8, Lima Peru
  • 1954: Started painting at age 13
  • Date: Attended National School of Fine Arts, Peru
  • 1957: First illustration job, age 16
  • 1964: Emigrated to the United States

  • Late 1960's: Worked as Greeting Card Designer
  • 1968: Illustrated Barbarella film poster
  • Date: Married Doris, artist & writer
  • Date: son, Dorian Vallejo born. [Portrait Artist]
  • ADate: Daughter, Maya Vallejo born [Professional Photographer]
  • 1978: Received Inkpot Award from San Diego ComiCon

  • 1981: Illustrated Knightriders film poster
  • 1982: Illustrated Q film poster
  • 1983: Illustrated National Lampoon's Vacation film poster

  • 1985: Illustrated Barbarian Queen movie poster and National Lampoon's European Vacation film posters

  • 1994: Married Julie Bell, artist
  • 2007: Illustrated Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters film poster

  • Date: Moved to Allentown PA

References for Information in this page

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