Bruce Minney was known as the man who could paint anything. Born in Oakland, California, he graduated from the California School of the Arts in 1946 and quickly made a name for himself as a professional illustrator. He did most of his work in the pulps, doing illustrations and painting covers for every genre imaginable, from science fiction to western to crime to the war stories that appeared in men’s magazines. His illustrations were full of action, with manly men and voluptuous women in exciting and often dangerous situations. He worked prolifically up until his retirement in the 90s, at which point he took up ceramics and sculpting.
Here are just a few of Bruce Minney’s many illustrations: