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Darrell K. Sweet
Born August 15, 1934(1934-08-15)
Died December 5, 2011(2011-12-05) (aged 77)
Nationality American

Darrell K. Sweet (August 15, 1934 – December 5, 2011)[1] was an American artist. He mostly painted landscapes and pictures for stories. He was well known for painting the cover art for science fiction and fantasy novels. Sweet was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1983.

Sweet was born in Highland Park, New Jersey. He studied fine arts at Syracuse University and graduated in 1956.[2] Sweet was famous for making the covers of the fantasy books The Wheel of Time. He also illustrated covers for the popular Xanth series by Piers Anthony, the Saga of Recluce by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. and the Runelords series by David Farland. Sweet painted the original cover art for Stephen R. Donaldson's series The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever.

Sweet produced over 3,000 images between 1975 and 2005.[3] He died in 2011. He was 77 years old.[4]


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