d'Achille, Gino

Gino D’Achille was born in Rome in 1935 and displayed a precocious talent as an artist from a very young age – being invited at 11 years old to present a portrait he’d made of Pope Pius XII to the pontiff himself. From 13 he studied at Rome’s Liceo Artistico, going on to the University of Architecture at 19.

His international reputation gained hold with his 1973 paintings for the John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, going on to create over 100 cover paintings for other science-fiction titles published by Daw Books, Ace, Ballantine and various other publishers. He is also well known for his series of covers for the much-loved Flashman series of novels by George Macdonald Fraser, as well as countless western adventure stories, crime thriller and war stories, romance novels and children’s books.

Gino lives in London and Corsica with his partner, painter Mim Hain
Ludo and the Star Horse, 1st edn 1974 (Mary Stewart)Mary Stewart's second book for children, first published by Brockhampton in 1974, tells of a young Bavarian boy named Ludo and the magical adventures he has with his horse Renti.

Jacket illustration by Gino d'Achille.

ReproJacket #42-A-1, size 240.4x481mm.