Don Maitz is an American science fiction, fantasy, and commercial artist. His most widely-known creation is the “Captain” character of the Captain Morgan brand of rum, although he is perhaps most notable for twice winning the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist, science fiction’s highest honor for an artist. His peers in the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists have honored him ten times with a Chesley Award for outstanding achievement, and he has received a Silver Medal of Excellence from the Society of Illustrators.
He is a 1975 graduate of the Paier School of Art. His art has adorned the covers of books by such luminaries as Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, C. J. Cherryh, Stephen King, Gene Wolfe, Michael Moorcock, and Raymond E. Feist. Two compilations of his work have been published, Dreamquests: The Art Of Don Maitz, and First Maitz.
Maitz resides in Florida with his wife, fantasy novelist and artist Janny Wurts.