Who Is Virgil Finlay's Competitors

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Virgil Finlay: Dean of the Weird Illustrators

Virgil Finlay was born on July 23, 1914, in Rochester, New York. Although known mostly for his pulp art, he was also a poet, though none was published until his death. Mr. Finlay first began drawing and painting in high school, during which time he became interested in science fiction and fantasy. Amazing Stories and Weird Tales both inspired the young Finlay, so much that he began to dream of a life as a freelance pulp artist. Therefore, he began to experiment in techniques using scratch boards, cross hatching and ink drawings,that could make the transition from paper to magazine better than his competitors. And in 1935 he sent six unsolicited, drawings to Weird Tales, which, Farnsworth Wright
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