The success of his "Star Wars" paintings launched a late feature film career for McQuarrie that included helping design such classics as "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial," "Back to the Future," "Cocoon," "Total Recall," and the original TV series "Battlestar Galactica."
Ralph McQuarrie's vision of a light saber fight in the corridors of the Death Star, featuring an earlier concept of Darth Vader.
For more on the artist visit:
The Art of Ralph McQuarrie
Dreams and Vision Press (Art books by Ralph McQuarrie)