Artist Profile: Bill Edwards (1918 — 1999)


Bill Edwards was born in New Jersey and grew up on a farm in Wyoming.  He started out his career as a championship rodeo rider but, after several broken bones, he moved to New York and pursued a career as a model.  He appeared as an actor in several Westerns during the 1940s before pursuing a second career as a painter and commercial illustrator.  Along with painting scenes inspired by the Old West, Edwards illustrated over 100 paperback covers.  In the 1960s, he started another career as a certified SCUBA diver and instructor.  He died of pneumonia at the age of 81 in Newport Beach, California.

4 responses to “Artist Profile: Bill Edwards (1918 — 1999)

  1. Yes, Sally, you’re hired 🙂

    Anyone from New Jersey is by definition awesome

    (not really)

    But this profile is 🙂

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  2. You know, my sister made the exact same comment when she first showed me the cover for Party Girl. I was like, “If that’s the case, then Lust Empire must be after I got the job.” Lol.

    Actually, my favorite is Slum Virgin just because the title is so shameless. 🙂

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