English artist Patrick Woodroffe began his career as a fantasy and science fiction illustrator, as well as contributing to a number of album covers. He eventually developed into a wonderfully idiosyncratic gallery artist, taking influences from medieval art, Bosch, Bruegel, Van Eyck and others.
Patrick Woodroffe died last Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the age of 74.
Largely self-taught, Woodroffe experimented with unorthodox techniques, varied his approach and explored different styles. His work could be extraordinarily detailed, loaded with meaningful details.
Some of the previous unofficial sources for larger images of his work are no longer online. There is a reasonably extensive unofficial gallery on Fantasy Art (RU). I’ve listed what other resources I could pull together below.
There is a recent book, Benign Icons, and an older collection, Mythopoeikon that is out of print, but available used. There are other titles as well, including a number of books for which he did the cover art.
[Via Spectrum Fantastic]