Jeffrey Catherine Jones died yesterday at the age of 67. Born male, Jones had a sex change operation later in life. Her style of illustration often echoed Frank Frazetta's, though she had great range and Frazetta once called her “the greatest living painter”. The influence must have gone both ways.
Jones admired the illustrators of the generation before hers and Frazetta's, especially those of the Brandywine school, and the image above, Black Rose, from 1972, is a kind of homage to the greatest of the Brandywine artists, N. C. Wyeth.