Ralph McQuarrie was born on June 13, 1929 in Gary, Indiana. His earliest influence came from his grandfather, who did watercolors, and his mother, who did scetched and painted. He studied technical drawing in high school and landed his first major job with Kaier Graphics in the fifties. He soon moved over to the Boeing Company where he sharpened his craft in mechanical drawing. In 1965 he came to California with his life savings, set up shop in Venice Beach and began free-lancing in the film world. His intent has always been to study the fine arts while dreaming up and experimenting with new visual art forms.
This portfolio contains twenty-four new Ralph McQuarrie production paintings from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Once more McQuarrie enables us to take a wonderous step out among the stars to galaxies far, far away.
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