Having mentioned prolific book cover artist Hans Helweg several times I am now pleased to be able to tell something of his life and to include as many examples of his art as I can.
I am currently working my way through a list and re-scanning the many PAN covers listed by Hans with date and how much he was paid plus it includes a few titles that aren’t PAN. So far I have managed to track down one as a Panther and one as an illustration in the magazine John Bull. Looking forward to finding more. I am also scanning the dozens of printer’s proofs that Sue lent me so I can get them back into her safe keeping as soon as possible.
Click HERE to read what I have included so far, I especially like the story of his early film appearance. Don’t miss the links at the bottom to see many examples of Hans work in all fields.
Hi Tim, A neat potted biography, I like it. I am sure I have some of his Pan covers, not any you have shown, though. He passed the true test of an artist……he could paint hands!! Best regards from sunny Vancouver, fred
Hi Fred, Greetings from a sunny/rainy UK. Thanks for the kind words. Don’t worry I wasn’t joking when I said I reckon Hans painted 250+ for PAN alone so have patience, there will be some you have one day. Just had ‘Know Your Mass’ and ‘Tom Sawyer’ (in Danish) both with covers by Hans plus a few more non Pans being added to give a more rounded picture of the range of his work. Keep in touch, Tim