Boris Vallejo

Boris Vallejo ( born January 8, 1941 in Lima, Peru) is an American illustrator of Peruvian origin.

Boris Vallejo, born in Lima, the son of a lawyer, emigrated after graduating from the National School of Fine Arts in 1964 in the USA, where he still lives today. Vallejo has become famous mainly for fantasy paintings, which are primarily scantily clad muscular heroes and warriors. Models and prototypes are often bodybuilders. His images graced many calendars, movie posters and book covers. He is married to the artist Julie Bell.

The late 60s and early 70s illustrated Vallejo, the U.S. remake of the series of the author John Norman Gor by Ballantine Books.


  • The Fantastic Art of Boris Vallejo, 1980 ( German Fantasy by Boris. A picture book, Rastatt 1980, ISBN 3-8118-2008-7 )
  • Together with Doris Vallejo: Mirage ( Mirage German, Linden 1983, ISBN 3-88631-146-5 )
  • As an illustrator: In the realm of imagination, Munich, 1984 ( ISBN 3-453-02032-4 )
  • Fantasy (German Fantasy, Linden, 1985, ISBN 3-88631-189-9 )
  • Fantasy Art Techniques, 1985
  • Dreams. The Art of Boris Vallejo, 1999 (Eng. The Dreams of Boris Vallejo, Art Fantastix # 4, Rastatt about 2001; reprint under the title The Art of Boris Vallejo, Art Fantastix Platinum (Volume 3), Rastatt 2002, ISBN 3 -931670-73-2 )
  • Along with Julie Bell and Nigel Suckling: Twin Visions ( dt Twin Visions, Art Fantastix: Select ( 6), Rastatt 2003, ISBN 3-931670-56-2 )
  • Hindsight. His Photographic Art (Eng. Hindsight. His Photographic Art, Art Fotografix No. 1, Rastatt 2003, ISBN 3-936882-89-4 )