George M. Hester, 98, gifted visual artist, animal lover, commercial illustrator, and fashion photographer whose ground-breaking book of photographs, “The Classic Nude” was published while the Supreme Court of the United States was struggling to define obscenity, and whose photograph of a nude human couple is aboard NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft, died Jan. 15 in Wilton Manors where he had lived since 1990.