FilmEdge remembers concept artist Ralph McQuarrie 1929-2012

FilmEdge is saddened to hear that renowned concept artist Ralph McQuarrie, who helped define the look of STAR WARS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and many other films, passed away today at age 82.

FilmEdge remembers renowned artist Ralph McQuarrieFans can pay their respects and leave messages on Ralph’s official Facebook page or by visiting his website at

One of Ralph McQuarrie's famous pre-production paintings depicting a lightsaber duel in STAR WARS.Rest easy, Mr. McQuarrie, and thanks for your artistic visions that inspired a generation of fans.


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