Gene Tierney

Artist:Zoe Mozert
Medium:Pastel on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 16" x 23" Framed 22" x 29"
Original Use:Cover Art For True Confessions Magazine - January 1940
Price:S O L D
Above: Full View of pastel
Above: Framed in fine gold gilt antique frame

A glamorous and divine large rendering of beautiful and exotically featured screen star siren Gene Tierney in pastel done in 1936 and later used for a cover of True Confessions magazine, January 1940.

A defining work by noted Brown & Bigelow pin up artist and prolific cover illustrator Zoe Mozert. Mozert executed over 400 covers for such titles as Screen Book, True Romance, True Confessions and Randolph Hearst's American Weekly. This is an examplatory example of Zoe's Hollywood Portraiture and is in pristine condition with original gilt ornate frame .

Above: Verso date and notation

The most famous female pin up artist, Mozert (1907-1993), is an exemplary disciple of the Rolf Armstrong pastel style. Often her own model, Mozert is noted for rejecting sexy-girl cliches in favor of depicting more real-seeming young women, with recognizably individual features and personalities.

Her cover portraits of Hollywood starlets for such publications as Romantic Movie Stories and Screen Book were particularly popular, but she also contributed covers to such periodicals as American Weekly and True Confessions.

While the bulk of her work including such deliriously romantic nudes as "Moonglow" and "Sweet Dreams" was calendar-oriented (primarily for Brown & Bigelow), Mozert also made a mark as a movie poster artist, notably for Carole Lombard's True Confession, and the notorious Jane Russell / Howard Hughes sex and sagebrush saga, The Outlaw. Even her less sultry sirens exude both charm and sex appeal.

Above: Zoe with a posed Jane Russell for a Howard Hughes film c. 1940's
Above: Detail of pastel work
Above: The artists signature and date lower right
Above: View of whole unframed work
Above: The glamourous Gene Tierney
Above: The artists New York City address on verso


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