The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation

The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation is a charitable trust set up in 1986. It is the primary aim of the Foundation to protect Ray’s name and body of work as well as archiving, preserving and restoring Ray’s extensive collection.

Proceeds from the sale of these iconic prints will go directly to the Foundation’s conservation and restoration fund, which is used to protect and preserve Ray’s creature collection for future generations to enjoy.

'Everything he did influenced me. The first time I dabbled in clay as a kid was to try and recreate some of the amazing characters that Ray created for those amazing breakthrough pictures. I salute him every day.'

Steven Spielberg
Director

 

About Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen was a legend of visual effects, having been responsible for such classics as The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts, One Million Years BC and Clash of the Titans. He received an Oscar for lifetime achievement in 1992, a BAFTA in 2010, and has been hailed as a major influence from every major figure in the world of sci-fi and fantasy. Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Tim Burton, James Cameron, Guillermo Del Toro, Nick Park and so many others have cited Ray as a major inspiration to their careers. George Lucas said, ‘without Ray Harryhausen, there would likely have been no Star Wars.’

Ray Harryhausen | 100 years

The largest ever exhibition of Ray Harryhausen’s work is on now at the National Galleries of Scotland. This exhibition is in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday year. As part of a series of events and initiatives under the banner #Harryhausen100, this exhibition will be accompanied by screenings, workshops and more, bringing his creations to life once more and celebrating the legacy of a filmmaker who changed the face of modern cinema.