Bear Man Alicia Austin

Alicia Austin - Artist
Written and researched by Margaret Odrowaz-Sypniewska, B.F.A.


"Elk Man" by Alicia Austin

Ever since I bought CD Titles - Sci-Fi & Fantasy Clipart (1995) sold by: CD Titles, P.O. Box 360, Cambridge, MA 02141-0004. I have admired the work of Alicia Austin. Quite a while ago, I sent a letter to her about using her art and was told it was fine as long as this page was educational and non-profit..which it is. So I advise others to do the same. I was asked to credit her, which I have done on this page.

Her last known address:

Alicia Austin
6507 Franrivers Avenue
West Hills, CA 91307


Alicia Austin's biographical information shows her being born in Providence, Kentucky. She followed her family's artistic footsteps. She started drawing at age six (6). Since Alicia's father was in the military, she traveled with her family to the U.S., Germany, Japan, and Canada. She worked as as a lab technician in Texas. Alicia studied art, biology, and comparative anatomy at the university of Houston. Apparently, she worked and studied in Ottawa (or Toronto?), Canada; she illustrated fanzines, in Canada, with her friends, Rosemary Ullyot and Susan Wood. She moved back to the U.S. around 1972. Current information places her in California.

Alicia loved folklore and mythology, thus her Native American Indian illustrations.

Fo-Paws Productions is selling t-shirts with her artwork.

Alicia's artwork explores various mediums such as: printmaking, Prisacolor, pastels, watercolors, and combinations of them all.

"Fox Man" by Alicia Austin


  • 1969 - World Science Fiction Convention in St. Louis, MO. Alicia Austin sold out all her work in the first few days of the five-day show. This is where she met her first editor, and she was published in 1971.

  • 1970 - fan artist. Won the Hugo Award for Best New Artist.

  • 1971 - paperback artist who published in New World's of Fantasy 3. Won another Hugo Award as Fantasy Artist

  • 1972 - fantasy artist - moved back to the U.S.A.

  • 1973 - fantasy artist. Second Canadian World Com, Torcon II, had a promotional poster by Alicia Austin.

  • 1974 - fantasy artist

  • 1975 - artist

  • 1978 - Guest artist at 4th Annual World Fantasy Convention at Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas.

  • 1979 - Alicia tied with Dale Enzelbacher as Best Artist at the World Fantasy Award. She received a Balrog Award for her own book: Age of Dreams: The Illustrations of Alicia Austin illustrated book, published by Donald M. Grant. Alicia also won the Howard Award for Best Fantasy Artist. Alicia illustrated, The Demon of Scattery, by Paul Anderson and Mildred Downey Broxon.

  • 1980 - 1981 - artist

  • 1982 - Alicia Austin's work was added to the permanent collection of the New Britain (Connecticut) Museum of American Art.

  • 1998 - Alicia was Guest of Honor at the Bay Con 1998 Art Show

  • 1983 - Alicia illustrated The Sea of Ravens with George Barr.

  • 1991 - Alicia won the Inkspot Award for Outstanding Achievement in Illustration. She illustrated The Edge of Things by Lewis Shiner.

  • 1992 - Alicia Austin was the illustrator for Fur Magic by Andre Norton.


    Alicia was a member of the Women Artists of the West, the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA), the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Women's Caucus for the Art, and the Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People.

    Alicia Austin has contributed to Canadian fanzines such as Kevas and Trillium. She has illustrated books published by Donald M. Grant including: Black God's Shadow and Echoes From An Iron Harp. She has worked in collaboration with George Barr and had done paintings for paperback books and digests like Amazing and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.

    Other books she illustrated were: The Magic May Return by Larry Nivon (editor); Scarlet Dreams by Catherine L. Moore; Solomon Leviathan's None-Hundred and Thirty-First Trip Around the World by Ursula K, LeGuin; and Voorlope by Andre Norton. See these books on sale at: (search for: Alicia Austin)

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