Vincent Di Fate

Artist known for his painting of space and futuristic technology.

November 21, 1945

Vincent Di Fate has been one of the world’s leading science fiction and fantasy artists for over thirty years. He specializes in spacecraft and other technological items, but often painted in a softer, impressionistic style.

Throughout his prolific career he has created both imaginative and scientific paintings of space and futuristic technology for book covers and clients such as IBM, The Reader’s Digest, The National Geographic Society, and NASA. His paintings are vivid and precise with strikingly elegant brushstrokes, and their impact on the world of science fiction is unmistakable.

Di Fate has been honored with the Frank R. Paul Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science Fiction Illustration, the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist, the Skylark Award for Imaginative Fiction, The Lensman Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Science Fiction Field, and the Chesley Award from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.

2011 Inductee