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Alicia Austin
Born1942 (age 79–80)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materSacred Heart Dominican College
PartnerJinx Beers
AwardsHugo Award – Fan Artist
World Fantasy Award – Artist
Balrog Award – Professional Publication
1979 Alicia Austin's Age of Dreams

Alicia Austin (born 1942) is an American fantasy and science fiction artist and illustrator. She works in print-making, Prismacolor, pastels and watercolors.

Early life and education

Austin was born in Providence, Kentucky. As her father was career military, she grew up in Germany and Japan, as well as the United States. She studied art and biology on an art scholarship at the Sacred Heart Dominican College in Houston, Texas, which closed in 1975.[1] Her early influences include Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham, and N.C. Wyeth.[2]


In the beginning of her career, she illustrated for fanzines, such as Energumen, Granfalloon, Aspidistra, and Science Fiction Review. She sold every piece of work entered in the 1969 Sci-Fi Worldcon in St. Louis, and then began accepting professional assignments. Her first two assignments were the first two Universe anthologies, which were edited by Terry Carr. She then became a regular artist for Zertex Magazine.[2] Austin has illustrated books by Robert E. Howard, C. L. Moore, Andre Norton, Harold Lamb, Poul Anderson, Lewis Shiner, and Ursula K. Le Guin. A collection of her work, Alicia Austin's Age of Dreams, was published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in 1978.

Personal life

She was partners with Jinx Beers, a lesbian activist, until her death in 2018.[3] She lives in Los Angeles, California.[4]





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  8. ^ Inkpot Award
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