Stephen Hikmen (born April 9, 1949) - a recognized American painter, illustrator, sculptor and writer. He is known for his work in science fiction and fantasy genre in more than 350 illustrations for the covers of books and magazines.
Stephen Hikmen was born in Washington, DC, in the family of John F. and Mary Lee Hikmena. Since his father Steve was in the diplomatic service, the boy traveled the country, living in Manila and Karachi. Also the family for some time lived in Texas and Arizona before finally settled near Washington. Father Steve is constantly telling the boy stories, from tales of ghosts to describe their own adventures as a child in the Philippine Islands, thereby arousing interest in his son to the literature. The mother also were taught the son to draw. Both parents encouraged the creative experiments son.
In Alexandria Hikmen went to High School Francis Hammond. After graduating from high school, Stephen spent two years at Richmond Professional Institute (now part of Virginia Commonwealth University).
The turning point for a career Hikmena became his arrival in 1967 at New York Comic Convention. There he met Frank Frazetta and Roy Krenkel, who kindly and sympathetically treated the newcomer. They gave him professional advice on drawing human anatomy.
Professional career Hikmena began in 1972 when he was commissioned to design t-shirts. At that point, having virtually unlimited creative freedom Steven realized that one can fairly earn, he likes doing. Career in book illustration began to Hikmena in 1974, when he had bought the rights to reprint some of the fantastic work. From that moment began a fruitful printmaking activities Hikmena.
Hikmen tried his hand at writing and illustration of his own compositions. In 1988 was published his novel, The Lemurian Stone. Myths Farazar from the novel became the basis for several major pictures, including "Lion's Pavilion" and "Prince of Astronomy".
Authors whose works illustrated Steven Hikmen: Edgar Rice Burroughs, JRR Tolkien, HP Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Clark Ashton Smith. Also, the artist's works were used as covers of many books by different authors.
※ 구글번역기를 통한 번역으로 오역이 있을 수 있으니 참고 하시기 바랍니다.