George Arthur Bush, also known as G. A. Bush, was a talented cover artist known for his unique use of light and color in creating standout book covers.
George A. Bush, a Beautiful Artist
George Arthur Bush, also known as G. A. Bush, was a prolific cover artist in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. He was born in 1953 in Reading, Pennsylvania.
From 1970 to 1972, he attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where he holds an Associate’s Degree. Bush received his Bachelor of Science from LaRoche College in Pittsburgh in 1975.
Cover Artist Extraordinaire
From 1975 to 2000, George Bush worked in various literary genres as a cover artist. He produced hundreds of fantastic coves for Doubleday, Warner Books, Bantam, Jove, Charter, Fawcett, Dorchester, and Zebra, among other publishers.
His style is perfectly suited to fictional realms, such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, and romance.
Bush’s Art Style
Bush’s use of light and color makes his covers stand out. To achieve that unique look, he would use various paints.
For example, for the book The Exiled Heart, Bush first coated a foam board with acrylic Gesso. Then he painted the artwork in oils and finally covered it with a spray of acrylic clear varnish to get that beautiful glow.
Besides an impressive portfolio that includes creating stunning book covers, this gifted artist contributed his skills to the world of comics. He also designed collector’s plates for the Danbury Mint and the Bradford Exchange.
In addition to his work as a commercial illustrator, Bush has also lent his talents to the film and television industry, making a name for himself as a versatile artist.
G. A. Bush was also known for his work as a sculptor, molding and shaping clay into beautiful and intricate masterpieces. He had a company, Pro-Historic Creations, for which he designed many amazing figures, including dinosaur sculptures.
Bush has created art in multiple mediums and was also a fine artist.
Regrettably, George Bush has crippling multiple sclerosis and cannot paint or sculpt. Of his artwork, Bush once stated:
“I would like to dedicate any success I’ve achieved to my parents and all parents who help children follow their dreams.”
George Arthur Bush Covers
- Susan Robinson (1997) George Arthur Bush: Dinosaur Artist (b. 1953), Rocks & Minerals, 72:1, 57, DOI: 10.1080/00357529709605006