Jane Frank

Jane Frank is an author, collector, and art dealer who, with her husband Howard, has been an avid supporter of the f/sf genre for almost forty years. The Frank Collection of original art and literature is regarded as one of the world's finest, and two books documenting the collection have been published: The Frank Collection: A Showcase of the World's Finest Fantastic Art (1999), and Great Fantasy Art Themes from the Frank Collection (2003).  In 1991 Jane established the Worlds of Wonder art agency to gain wider exposure for the artists, and the original artworks, that are used to illustrate sf/f books, games and commercial products. She authored two illustrated biographical art books: The Art of Richard Powers (Paper Tiger/Chrysalis, 2001, a Hugo Award finalist) and The Art of John Berkey(Paper Tiger/Chrysalis, 2003), and has written and lectured on various aspects of the field, including many articles on art and collecting. In 2005 she edited two books on the well-known British weird fantasy author William Hope Hodgson: The Wandering Soul – Glimpses of a Life: A Compendium of Rare and Unpublished Works, and The Lost Poetry of William Hope Hodgson (both for PS Publishing/Tartarus Press). She edited a collection of illustrated essays titled Pixel or Paint?  The Digital Divide in Illustration Art (Nonstop, 2007), followed by A Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists in 2009 (McFarland & Co).  A glutton for punishment, she completed a similar Biographical Dictionary of Role-Playing Game and Collector Card Game Artists in 2012, also for McFarland.  She is a life-time member of the Association of Science Fiction Artists (ASFA), a member of the Society of Illustrators (NY), and an affiliate member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.  Jane was Guest of Honor at Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago, IL in 2012, the first time an artists’ agent has been so honored.