Jack Gaughan (1930 - 1985)

Besides Jack's many Andre Norton covers (plus countless other covers in the industry), he is also known for doing the covers of the infamous unauthorized Ace paperback edition of the Lord of the Rings. Gaughan did at least 30 different covers for Norton books over the years, according to the Andre Norton Books website (click on cover artists, then look for Jack Gaughan).

His work was hugely popular. He was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist every year between 1963 and 1974, and won in 1967, 1968 and 1969. In 1986 the New England Science Fiction Association created the Jack Gaughan Award in his memory, awarded to the best emerging science fiction illustrator.

You can read more about Jack Gaughan and find other links in his entries at Wikipedia, ISFDB.org, and The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

Below are Gaughan covers from my Norton collection, mostly in chronological order except for Witch World books which remain in series order.


Copyright 2007-2021 by Mike Grimm; cover images are copyrighted by their respective owners, are used here for illustrative purposes only, and are scans of my copies.