Murray Tinkelman

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Murray Tinkelman is a science-fiction and fantasy illustrator who won gold medals from the Society of Illustrators.[1] He provided numerous book covers for paperback reprints of science fiction and fantasy novels for Ballantine Books in the 1970s, including the reprints of many of John Brunner's novels.


Tinkelman held an exhibition in 1994 at The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York and at the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama the following year. In 1970 the Graphic Arts Guild named him Artist of the Year and by 1995 he was named Sports Artist of the Year by the United States Sports Academy. In 1999 he received a Distinguished Educator in the Arts award from the Society of Illustrators and two years later got a Syracuse University Faculty Service Citation. Later on in the same university he became Professor Emeritus and a senior advisor as well.

As of today, Tinkelman is teaching at the Hartford Art School which is a part of University of Hartford. Currently his collections can be found in Brooklyn Museum, the Delaware Art Museum, the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, and the New Britain Museum of American Art. He was awarded by the New York Art Directors Club and by Society of Publications Designers with gold medals.


Tinkelman's works appeared in such newspapers as Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.[1]

He illustrated William Saroyan's poem "Me" for its publication in The Saturday Evening Post on March 9, 1963.[2] The poem and its illustrations were published as a children's book the same year.[3]

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