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Artist: E. J. Gold
Type: Original work
Medium: Acrylic on hard board
If you are a Science Fiction enthusiast then you not only know the name E.J. Gold as an author, artist, painter, sculptor, game developer...but you know the name C. J. Cherryh!
Carolyn Janice Cherry (born September 1, 1942), better known by the pseudonym C. J. Cherryh, is a United States science fiction and fantasy author. She has written more than 60 books since the mid-1970s, including the Hugo Award winning novels Downbelow Station (1981) and Cyteen (1988), both set in her Alliance-Union universe. Cherryh published six additional novels in the late 1970s. In 1979, her short story "Cassandra" won the Best Short Story Hugo, and she quit teaching to write full-time. She has since won the Hugo Award for Best Novel twice, first for Downbelow Station in 1982 and then again for Cyteen in 1989.
In addition to developing her own fictional universes, Cherryh has contributed to several shared world anthologies, including Thieves World, Heroes in Hell, Elfquest, Witch World, Magic in Ithkar, and the Merovingen Nights series, which she edited. Her writing has encompassed a variety of science fiction and fantasy subgenres and includes a few short works of non-fiction.
Clearly this is a close friend of the artist as well as co-author in the science fiction realm. Such a painting could belong along with others of it's type that depict close personal friends of the artist.