Ralph McQuarrie 1929-2012


Ralph McQuarrie, the man who gave vision to Star Wars, ET, Battlestar Gallactica and Cocoon has died at his home in Berkeley, CA. He was 82.

Most notably, his iconic designs for Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO in the Star Wars trilogy will be best remembered. A statement on his website said, “There is no doubt in our hearts that centuries from now amazing spaceships will soar, future cities will rise and someone, somewhere will say, “that looks like something Ralph McQuarrie painted”.”

Ralph McQuarrie, 1929-2012

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