Henrique Alvim Corrêa

Henrique Alvim Corrêa, “Martian Viewing Drunken Crowd”, 1906, Pencil and Ink, Illustration for H. G. Well’s “War of the Worlds”, Brussels, Belgium

Henrique Alvim Corrêa was a Brazilian artist working in Belgium at the end of the 19th century, specialising in military and science fiction illustration. His best-known work is this illustrated French translation of H G Well’s “War of the Worlds”, for which only 500 copies were produced.

Unfortunately, Corrêa’s tuberculosis killed him four years later in 1910 at the age of thirty-four. His “War of the Worlds” drawings did not bring him fame in his lifetime or after, but his work has been cherished since by a devoted cult following. The original prints remained with the artist’s family until the sale of thirty-one prints were made in 1990.

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