Star Weekly Cover Girl

Artist:Ellen Segner
Date:1950
Medium:Oil on Stretched Canvas
Dimensions:Sight size 30" x 40" framed to 34" x 44"
Condition:Relined and in very good condition
Original Use:Cover For The Toronto Star Weekly; July 22, 1950
Price:$7500.00
Full view of large pin-up cover painting

Full view of large pin-up cover painting

The artist's signature lower right.

The artist's signature lower right.

Published cover included with sale

Published cover included with sale

A large format redheaded pin up girl cover painting by the well listed female artist Ellen (E.B.) Segner, used as the cover for The Toronto Star Weekly, July 22, 1950. The artist was a prolific calendar artist who worked for the Louis F. Dow and Thomas D. Murphy Calendar Companies during the 1930s - 40s. Segner was also a children's book illustrator and contributed covers for glossy mainstream magazines such as Liberty, she is best remembered today for the Little Miss Sunbeam imagery she created for the Sunbeam Bread Company.

Detail

Detail

Framed View

Framed View

This large and rare surviving oil on canvas cover painting was relined and cleaned and conserved in 2001, the verso has a label showing the work done, it is housed in a wide format handsome gallery frame and ready to display, with a somewhat tattered version of the published cover included in the sale.

Verso view of relined canvas back

Verso view of relined canvas back

Conservation label on back--work performed in 2001

Conservation label on back--work performed in 2001



 

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