Ezra Tucker is an American illustrator and fine artist, now specializing in painting American wildlife. In his career as an illustrator, clients sought out Ezra’s unique ability to produce realistic art of both imaginative and actual creatures.
It is no surprise that many of Ezra’s most successful video game box art illustrations showcase his talent for depicting people, animals, and landscapes in fantastic settings. This talent and execution is notable in Defender of the Crown(1986) but also in less-celebrated works such as Spellcraft (1992) and Equinox (1993).
Ezra’s website links to separate sites for his illustration and fine art, the latter of which has an extensive wildlife art-focused biography for Ezra, covering in depth his childhood, inspirations, and approach to painting. Ezra is a father of three children and lives with his wife in picturesque Colorado.
OVGA has included below Ezra Tucker’s full known box art catalog:
- Defender of the Crown (Cinemaware, home computers, 1986)
- X-Zone (Kemco, SNES, 1992)
- Sword of Hope II (Kemco, Game Boy, 1992)
- SpellCraft: Aspects of Valor (Asciiware, DOS, 1992)
- First Samurai (Kemco, SNES, 1993)
- Equinox (European box art only) (Sony Imagesoft, SNES, 1993)
- Risk (Hasbro, Playstation/Windows, 1996)
- Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts (Activision, PS2/Xbox/Windows, 2003)
- G2 (Kemco, SNES, unreleased)
Ezra also illustrated an ad for the PS2/Xbox game Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II, which was sold on Heritage Auctions in May 2020.