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A PHOTO GALLERY
Over his long and illustrious career
Roy Krenkel
created countless fabulous art pieces, but left very few photographs of himself.
For this Tribute Page we've displayed the photos of Roy that we've been able to discover
. . . so far. . .

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Fan Photos
FUN WITH LONGTIME FRIEND FRANK FRAZETTA


Fun with long-time friend Frank Frazetta


Roy with Al Williamson ~ Fan Shot


Roy with William Stout and Al Williamson



School of Visual Arts - 1948








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BURROUGHS ARTIST RGK
By Roy G. Krenkel

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A Reprint from Caz's Award-Winning Fanzine
ERB-dom

ACE COVERS BY ROY KRENKEL

I. ERBzine 3330 : Earth's Core and Moon
II. ERBzine 3331 : The Planets
III. ERBzine 3332 : Savage Earth


Roy Gerald Krenkel (1918.07.11-1983.02.11)
Before serving in World War II, he studied at the Art Students League of New York. He served as a Private in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during WWII. His enlistment papers of January 23, 1942 record him as living in Queens, and having graduated high school, single, without dependents, and employed as an actor. After World War II, he attended Burne Hogarth's classes at the Cartoonists and Illustrators School, which became the School of Visual Arts. There he met a group of young cartoonists, including Joe Orlando, Frank Frazetta and Al Williamson and later worked with Wallace Wood, Gil Kane and many more.  RGK was a major influence on his contemporaries and later artists. 
    Frank Frazetta noted, "I met Roy Krenkel back in 1949 or 1950, and he has never ceased to be a constant source of inspiration to mea truly conscientious artist who will not tolerate incompetence." 
    RGK started out doing comic book art in the early 1950s, working for companies like ACG, Atlas, Eastern, the legendary EC, Harvey and Warren.  Krenkel eventually abandoned his comic activities and devoted himself to illustration, most notably cover illustrations for books by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Otis A. Kline. 
     "Roy Krenkel was a key factor in the 1960s revival of my grandfather's writings. Krenkel's illustrations forever secured his position as one of the all-time great Edgar Rice Burroughs illustrators." ~ Danton Burroughs



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