Born in Brooklyn, New York, Elaine Duillo was long known as the “Queen of Romance Cover Art.” She actually painted covers in several different genres for several different publishing companies. In fact, she was so prolific that it’s sometimes hard to know which covers were actually painted by Elaine and which have been incorrectly attributed to her. When I was looking for her work, I found a lot of good covers that I couldn’t share because I wasn’t sure whether she had actually done them. To the best of my research, all the covers below were actually done by Elaine Duillo.
Elaine Duillo, one of the best known female cover artists and one whose work is highly valued by collectors, was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 2003.
Here is just some of her work: