Boris是一个实用主义艺术家。他并不期待那些博物馆和艺术收藏家有一天会收藏他的作品，因为现今实用艺术经常别归 到商用美术类上去。有一种图书在美国经常可以保持5-6万销售量。所有的这些书，他们都有一个新颖的惊人的内容，同样也 需要一个醒目的封面。一幅迷人的图片常常可以吸引大量的消费者，同时也带来丰厚的利润，而现今，我们可以肯定断言 Boris是图书封面艺术的无冕之王。
Boris Vallejo was born in Lima, Peru in 1941 to a distinguished solicitor. He became interested in art and music at an early age. He studied violin for 7 years. For 2 years he attended a pre-medical course but then with the encouragement of his friends who had noticed how well he drew, he enrolled in
the graphic arts division of Peru's Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes' (National School of Fine Arts) where he received a 5 year scholarship.
He was 16 years old when he received an offer to study in Florence, but he refused it. With he confidence growing, in 1964, unable to speak English and only $80 in his pocket, he put together a portfolio of his work and came to the United States. Even though he had no friends or relatives here, with the help of a few other Peruvian immigrants he had met, he quickly found a job in the advertising department of a trust company in Hartford, Connecticut. Later he transferred to the New York office.
After 2 years, he became a freelance graphic artist taking on any work he could find, from advertising graphics to Christmas cards. He soon moved to comics where he could express his creativity with monsters and his vision of heroes with bulging muscles. His forms of winged creatures fighting heroes and heroines became very popular.
A master of his art, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell(who has become a master of his style as well) have continued to amaze and excite their growing number of fans with his unique style of barbarian art.