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Hannes Bok

Born: Jul 2, 1914

Death: Apr 11, 1964

Birthplace: Kansas City

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Hannes Bok

Date of Birth : Jul 2, 1914
Date of Death : Apr 11, 1964
Birth Place : Kansas City

Hannes Bok, pseudonym for Wayne Francis Woodard, was an American artist and illustrator, as well as an amateur astrologer and writer of fantasy fiction and poetry. He painted nearly 150 covers for various science fiction, fantasy, and detective fiction magazines, as well as contributing hundreds of black and white interior illustrations. Bok's work graced the pages of calendars and early fanzines, as well as dust jackets from specialty book publishers like Arkham House, Llewellyn, Shasta, and Fantasy Press. His paintings achieved a luminous quality through the use of an arduous glazing process, which was learned from his mentor, Maxfield Parrish. Bok shared one of the inaugural 1953 Hugo Awards for science fiction achievement. Today, Bok is best known for his cover art which appeared on various pulp and science fiction magazines, such as Weird Tales, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Other Worlds, Super Science Stories, Imagination, Fantasy Fiction, Planet Stories, If, Castle of Frankenstein and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.


  • Writer
  • Novelist
  • Illustrator
  • Astrologer

Also known as

  • Wayne Woodard
  • Bok
  • Dolbokov

Awards Won

  • Hugo Award for Best Cover Artist
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