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“Achilleos” redirects here. For other meanings of Achilleos/Achilleus/Achilles, see Achilles (disambiguation).
Chris Achilleos on Polcon 2007Chris Achilleos (born 1947) is a painter and illustrator who specializes in fantasy artwork and glamour illustration. Born in Famagusta, Cyprus, his family emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1959, where he currently resides.His work has appeared in Heavy Metal and Radio Times magazines, on book covers (including series based on the Conan the Barbarian character, TV’s Doctor Who and the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series), and in collections of his own work. He has also worked on various film projects as a conceptual artist. Recently, his work has also included fetish art.Achilleos created the controversial cover for Whitesnake‘s 1979 album, Lovehunter, which featured a naked woman straddling a giant serpent. Reportedly, the controversy proved troublesome for Achilleos, who subsequently refused to do album covers for many years. The original artwork, along with several other pieces, were stolen from him in the 1980s and sold to a private collector. In 2003 Chris Achilleos created the covers and the artwork for the two album wide rock opera by Gary Hughes The Once And Future King.
Several book collections of Achilleos works have been published, including:
- Beauty and the Beast (1978)
- Medusa (1988)
- Sirens (1986)
- Amazona (2004)
- Official website
- Biography on Chris Achilleos’ website
- Chris Achilleos at the Internet Movie Database
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