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Dune's first artist dead at 74

Postby TheDukester » 11 Apr 2010 15:03

"[Frank] Herbert was so taken with [John] Schoenherr's images that he referred to the artist as "the only man who has ever visited Dune." "

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Re: Dune's first artist dead at 74

Postby Freakzilla » 11 Apr 2010 15:44

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Re: Dune's first artist dead at 74

Postby inhuien » 11 Apr 2010 17:31

Night night, Rest In Peace. :cry:

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Re: Dune's first artist dead at 74

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 11 Apr 2010 19:25

Damnit, that's too bad. I know people have to die eventually, but I wish the ones I liked would stick around longer.

Goodbye John, you've always and will always be my favourite Dune artist.
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Re: Dune's first artist dead at 74

Postby Eyes High » 12 Apr 2010 10:12

I should have known you guys already knew about this sad news. I just read it over at Worm's and came over here to post it.

May he rest in peace. :tissue2:
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Re: Dune's first artist dead at 74

Postby Apjak » 12 Apr 2010 13:13


I was a friend of John Schoenher; he showed me was a Suk Doctor looked like.


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Didn't BH say in DoD that FH had bought quite a few of his Dune paintings? Does that mean that BH has them now? Because they just got a lot more valuable.

RIP John.
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Re: Dune's first artist dead at 74

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 Apr 2010 13:20

I saw a post over at DN recently where Byron said he has the painting that Schoenherr did of the battle where Paul defeated the Emperor hanging in his house.

This one:

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Obviously I can't even explain my jealousy....
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Re: Dune's first artist dead at 74

Postby SadisticCynic » 12 Apr 2010 14:12

A Thing of Eternity wrote:I saw a post over at DN recently where Byron said he has the painting that Schoenherr did of the battle where Paul defeated the Emperor hanging in his house.

This one:

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Obviously I can't even explain my jealousy....


Agreed, when that was posted over here it became my screensaver for ages.
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Re: Dune's first artist dead at 74

Postby DuneFishUK » 12 Apr 2010 15:37

Freak's 1978 Dune Calendar thread:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1352&start=0

Simply awesome.

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Re: Dune's first artist dead at 74

Postby lotek » 12 Apr 2010 16:33

I must admit I didn't know his name or was very familiar with his work, but you cannot like Dune and not recognize his illustrations when you're showed them

his worms are truly awe inspiring!

TheDukester wrote:"[Frank] Herbert was so taken with [John] Schoenherr's images that he referred to the artist as "the only man who has ever visited Dune." "


that's all the credentials I need ;)
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Re: Dune's first artist dead at 74

Postby Sandwurm88 » 13 Apr 2010 16:08

Man..this is sad. That sandworm picture is my favorite Dune picture as well. RIP The best Dune artist ever.

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Re: Dune's first artist dead at 74

Postby trang » 14 Apr 2010 01:45

Sad news and fantastic artist, he will be missed.

I have the 1978 version of Illustrated Dune and love it.

Would love to have those paintings, hope they are well cared for.
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Re: Dune's first artist dead at 74

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Re: Dune's first artist dead at 74

Postby reverendmotherQ. » 20 Apr 2010 20:46

DAMMIT. That painting is in the hands of the infidels you say?
This makes this ten times more tragic!