22 pulp illustrations by Frank R. Paul (1884–1963)
"Tetrahedra of Space," Wonder Stories cover, November 1931
I present here scans from expired Heritage Auction listings, following up on a October 2011 post of mid-20th-century science fiction and fantasy illustrations (Fantastic Plangent). I'll let two guys slightly more experienced in the field do the talking:
"Paul remains the undisputed king of the pulp artists"—Arthur C. Clarke
"Paul's fantastic covers for Amazing Stories changed my life forever."—Ray Bradbury
Frank Rudolph Paul (April 18, 1884 - June 29, 1963) was an illustrator of US pulp magazines in the science fiction field. He was born in Vienna, Austria and died at his home in Teaneck, New Jersey.
A discovery of Hugo Gernsback (himself an immigrant from Luxembourg), Frank R. Paul was influential in defining what both cover art and interior illustrations in the nascent science fiction pulps of the 1920s looked like.
Two books of Paul's work (with the same material?): From the Pen of Paul: The Fantastic Images of Frank R. Paul and Frank R. Paul: Father of Science Fiction Art.
All artwork (c) Frank R. Paul estate ("If you are interested in obtaining rights to reprint Frank R. Paul's for commercial purposes, please contact Bill Engle, FRP's grandson at email@example.com")