Artist John Schoenherr, 74, died April 8, 2010 in New Jersey.
John Carl Schoenherr was born July 5, 1935 in New York City. He became a full-time freelance artist shortly after his graduation from the Pratt Institute in 1956, and did hundreds of illustrations for SF magazines, including Astounding/Analog, Amazing, Fantastic, Infinity, and F&SF. He was the principle cover artist for Astounding/Analog in the late '50s and '60s, and was nominated for eleven Hugo Awards from 1962-1975, winning in 1965. He also won a 1988 Caldecott Medal for his work on Owl Moon, written by Jane Yolen, and wrote and illustrated a handful of children's books on his own.
I remember Schoenherr from his magazine appearances and the cover of DUNE by Frank Herbert. I can't be positive it was the cover on the original edition or not, but it is on the cover of the SFBC I picked up in the late 60s or early 70s.
He had a beautiful sense of color and style that was an inspiration, in my opinion, to Jack Gaughan and other artists of the 70s and 80s.