Monday, December 06, 2021


Hector Garrido, 92

Hector Garrido of Westport died April 19. He was 92. Image
Hector Garrido: artist Contributed photo

In the 1950s, he came from Argentina to work in the art community in the New York area.

He was a book cover illustrator whose work included numerous science fiction, horror and adventure book covers, including all the covers for the Baroness series of pulp novels, and covers for the Destroyer series.

He also illustrated romance and gothic novels, and Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys novels. He also did the painted artwork on G.I.Joe toy packaging of the 1980s. Some of his work is considered good girl art. He was active from 1965 to 1995.

He is survived by two daughters: Julie Huber and Ana Purcell, and his son-in-law Larry Purcell.

He also had four grandchildren: Cristina Purcell, Shane Purcell, Rachael Huber Greene and Philip Huber. And four great grandchildren: T.J.. Altman, Camilla Purcell, Kroy Purcell and Morgan Greene.

He was also an avid tennis player, and loved sailing on his sailboat in Long Island Sound.

He lived a long rich life with family and friends. He was a very special man and will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.

There will be a memorial service in the future to celebrate Hector.

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