It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of world-renowned artist and our good friend, Basil Gogos, who passed away on Septemeber 14th at his home in New York.
Mr. Gogos was born on March 12, 1929, in Alexandria, Egypt, to parents of Greek ancestry who had also been born in Egypt. Mr. Gogos attended art schools in Washington and then studied at the Art Students League in Manhattan. While there, he made his first sale: the cover of “Pursuit,” a western novel by Lewis B. Patten.
He started his career illustrating adventure stories for various men’s magazines, but it was his penetrating and chilling color portraits of movie monsters like Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Phantom of the Opera that brought him world-wide recognition.
In recent years, Mr. Gogos created works commissioned by Johnny Dep, Nicholas Cage and other luminaries.
He is survived by his wife, the celebrated artist Linda Touby.