Basil Gogos

  • Died: September 14, 2017
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Painter turned movie monsters into pop art…

Basil Gogos, the painter who turned movie monsters into pop art, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, according to an announcement on his Facebook page. He was 78. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Bill...having moved out of nyc years ago, I was saddened to see you have passed. I loved your work and was anxious to show you mine. I was visiting Marta in 5b when I learned you were gone. I enjoyed our talks.

Posted by Samantha Curtis - Hastings on Hudson, NY - neighbor   May 02, 2021

Basil taught me to turn my monsters into flaming lighthouses of beauty and inspiration. Thank you Basil, you will be greatly missed and never forgotten. -Raymond Pierce (Rancho Cucamonga,CA)

Posted by A friend   April 04, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A Neighbor    November 05, 2017

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss. I hope you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.

Posted by - DE   October 10, 2017

Offering my heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family Of Basil. May God grant solace to the family during this most challenging time. Basil was truly an amazing and talented man of integrity. He will be truly missed. With Love & Prayers

Posted by A Caring Neighbor    September 30, 2017

We'll remember him fondly...he was always there for you Linda!

Posted by Madelyn Jordon - scarsdale, NY   September 27, 2017

One of the nicest, down to earth dudes. His work will always be remembered as a timeless inspiration for the world to enjoy.

Posted by Justin Allen - Stuart, FL   September 27, 2017

My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. May God's promise of providing escape from death in the family help you in your time of grief. Psalms 68:20.

Posted by A friend   September 25, 2017


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   September 25, 2017

May the God of all comfort be with Mr. Gogos's family, friends and fans during your period of mourning.

Posted by A friend   September 24, 2017


It was a true pleasure to meet this amazing man. Rest in Peace.

Posted by John Rossi - Chicago, IL   September 21, 2017


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   September 20, 2017

May God grant the family of Basil Gogos the peace from above
My prayers are with you

Posted by P - Lithonia, GA   September 20, 2017

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Gogol family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Carlotta    September 19, 2017

My heartfelt sympathy to the family on the passing of your love one please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

Posted by A friend   September 19, 2017

Our condolences. Basil was a dear man and wonderful artist.

Posted by Jon & Lise Thorson - San Diego, CA   September 18, 2017

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by A friend   September 18, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   September 18, 2017

Simply the best monster artist ever.

Posted by Gary Smith - Palm Springs, CA   September 18, 2017

My condolences to the family.

Posted by A friend   September 18, 2017


Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME   September 18, 2017

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your love one.

Posted by A friend   September 17, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Basil Rest assured life is precious to our Creator. He promises to act in our behalf.
1 Corinthians 15:26

Posted by Christian    September 17, 2017

Truly sorry to hear of Basil Gogos' passing. His fine legacy will truly be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! Luke23:43)

Posted by A friend   September 17, 2017


Posted by Marianne Tenkate - Sioux City, IA   September 16, 2017

I've been following his work for years back to the late 70s we used to we used to go to an old bookstore in Passaic New Jersey and Purchase horror magazines think it was called Horror in .... his art is incredible! Condolences to family and friends

Posted by Marianne Tenkate - Sioux City, IA   September 16, 2017

I met Mr. Gogos at a Fanex Convention in 1994. He was one of the most kindest and courteous of all persons I've met over the last 40 years in the field of horror art. I have one of his prints (Lon Chaney as the Phantom) double-signed and dated. We won't see his kind again, I'm afraid. MGM

Posted by Michael McGlasson - Westland, MI   September 16, 2017

I am the proud owner of a Basil Gogos original with Lon Chaney as the "Phantom of the Opera". Everyone who sees it in my home, is taken by it.

Basil had such talent and vision. And his artwork will live forever.

My condolences to his family.

Posted by Dave Mann - Vernon Hills, IL   September 16, 2017


Godspeed Basil, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   September 16, 2017

God Bless you Basil. Your magazine covers fascinated me as a child and to this day. As an adult I was fortunate to meet you and find out what a kind soul you where. RIP Mr.Gogos

Posted by Richard Pinto - Berlin, CT   September 16, 2017

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