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David A. Cherry is an American artist, primarily in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He is a past president of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.
David is the brother of the science fiction writer C. J. Cherryh ("Cherry" is the original spelling of the last name of the family), and has painted cover art for some of her books as well as books by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Sean Dalton, Robert Asprin and Lynn Abbey (Thieves' World series) and Piers Anthony.
David graduated from high school in Oklahoma City, OK where his sister, noted above, was his Latin teacher. He also took art classes in high school.
He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. then earned his law degree from the OU School of Law and was admitted to the bar in Oklahoma. He began working for a law firm that specialized in regulations affecting the trucking industry. When this industry was "deregulated" by the U.S. government, he found his law skills less marketable. He then made the very risky decision to try to make a living doing work he really enjoyed, drawing and painting.
The book Imagination: The Art & Technique of David A. Cherry by David A. Cherry is a collection of his own work and description of his techniques.
David Cherry was the Artist Guest of Honor at ConJosé, the 60th World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose, California in 2002.
David is the proud father of two children and lives and works near Dallas, Texas.