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Ralph McQuarrie (1929–2012)

Ralph McQuarrie was born on June 13, 1929 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Ralph Angus McQuarrie. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). He was married to Joan Benjamin. He died on March 3, 2012 in Berkeley, ... See full bio »

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 2004 Finding the Future: A Science Fiction Conversation (Video documentary) (painter)
 1991 Back to the Future... The Ride (Short) (conceptual designer)
 1990 Nightbreed (conceptual artist)
 1987 *batteries not included (conceptual artist)
 1986 Discovery (design consultant)
 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (visual consultant)
 1985 Cocoon (conceptual artist)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (conceptual artist)
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (space ship design: ILM)
 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark (illustrator: ILM)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (design consultant and conceptual artist)
 1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special (TV Movie) (illustrator)
 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (conceptual artwork - uncredited)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (production illustrator)
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[on George Lucas and working on Star Wars] George was not able to show his vision and ideas in the script. So I created the visual image to show George' vision. See more »

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One drawing done for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)... the book illustration of the "Ark of the Covenant". In Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), he walks in front of one of his own matte paintings. See more »

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