Old Miguel's Girl

Artist:Edwin Georgi
Date:1956
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 24 1/4" x 18" Framed 34" x 27"
Condition:Mint
Original Use:Interior Story Art for June 1956 Redbook Magazine
Price:$7000.00
Full view of gouache illustration

Full view of gouache illustration

The artist's signature

The artist's signature

This bright, large, dazzling original Redbook Magazine interior illustration accompanied the story "Old Miquel's Girl." A defining example by the gifted and inventive American illustrator Edwin Georgi, this dramatic work features the color palette and shadowing that Georgi aficionados have come to appreciate. The work radiates around a central glamour girl doing her best to ignore both love and power with a posture and style that is quintessential Georgi.

Above: Verso notations from Redbook Publications
The "Georgi Girl"

The "Georgi Girl"

Framed view in handsome period gesso frame

Framed view in handsome period gesso frame

Above: The work as it appeared published in Redbook (page 32-33 June 1956 )included in sale

Some additional info on the artist

Edwin Georgi is an illustrator best known for his depictions of women.

He was studying civil engineering at Princeton when World War I broke out. After serving as a pilot in the U. S. Air Force during the war, Georgi accepted his first job doing paste-ups in an advertising agencys art department and began his practical training as an artist.

His early illustrations were for advertisers. Over the years, he did a number of notable series for such clients as Hartford Fire Insurance, Crane Paper Co., Hockanum Woolens, and Yardley & Co.

Georgis ability to depict beautiful women and sumptuous settings also brought him story manuscripts: he was soon illustrating for most of the national magazines, including Womans Home Companion, Redbook, McCalls, Cosmopolitan, The Ladies Home Journal, and The Saturday Evening Post. His use of color was lavish and dramatic, giving his pictures great impact on the printed page.



 

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