The South African Roger Dean Fansite

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This page is dedicated to my favourite artist, Roger Dean. My name is Brian Currin and I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I have been a fan of Roger's work since the early 70s. My favourites are his paintings for Yes and Uriah Heep and I bought the Symphonic Pink Floyd CD in 1995 mainly for the artwork!

There are no plans to update this page, so it is here as a time capsule.

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"Dixie" Dean: I was at Canterbury College of Art with Roger in the 1960s. We both came from Dover and commuted on the same train and went to the same rather wild art student parties. We always called him "Dixie" rather than Roger. He was an extremely amiable and pleasant young guy, very popular, with a cheerful disposition. Like you I am very pleased that he has been so successful. I also think your art is very exciting and unique and the idea of a combined Dean and Currin website is a very clever and enjoyable one.
-- Sylvia Shepherd, August 2000

The Making Of The Magician's Birthday Album Cover

The cover of Uriah Heep's "Magician's Birthday" was assembled from the separate images shown below. Because it had to be completed in a day Dean had to specify the background colour he wanted to the printers over the telephone. Their was no time to check proofs, and he was relieved to see that the different elements had fused more or less as he had hoped they would.
-- Views, Roger Dean, 1975 (Dragon's Dream)

Uriah Heep

Magician's Birthday Magician's Birthday Red
Magician's Birthday Cat and Wizard Magician's Birthday Background colours

命oger Dean 1972

Roger's Artwork

Space Hymns

Space Hymns by Ramases

命oger Dean 1971

Dragon's Garden

Us And Them - Symphonic Pink Floyd

命oger Dean 1995

Supernatural Fairy Tales

Supernatural Fairy Tales
5CD progressive rock box set

命oger Dean 1996

Mark Raats Artwork

Mark Raats

A proposed album cover by Mark Raats in a Roger Dean style.
More Mark Raats album covers

Currin Family Artwork

Brian's Yes drawing

A drawing I did in the late 70s using Roger's style and images

Yes drawing with colour

My drawing again with some colouring (using Paint Shop Pro) in 1998 by my son, Michael, then aged 9

Yes drawing with pencil crayon

My drawing once again, this time with pencil crayon colouring in 1998
by my sons, Michael (9) and Christopher (6) and myself

Sunset Of The City

Sunset Of The City - City In The Water by Michael Currin
(A Roger Dean collage, based on images from Views book)

Michael Currin 1998

Brian Currin

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