Miss Sylvania-Preliminary Drawing

This is a large preliminary charcoal drawing by Gil Elvgren that was an alternative suggestion for a mid-1950s speciality advertising calendar for Brown & Bigelow's exclusive "Miss Sylvania" line for Sylvania electric. The Miss Sylvania account adapted The Great American Pin-up to middle America's buttoned up sensibilities. Each year one of the calendar company's star […]

Artist: Gil Elvgren
Price: $4,500.00

Man's World Nazi Battle Scene

An explosive World War II battle scene rages in this published Bruce Minney illustration. A Nazi submarine has crashed ashore and brought the fight to land in this lurid piece that is a quintessential example of the style coming out of men's magazines of this period. With three U.S. Navy soldiers wounded and down for the […]

Artist: Bruce Minney
Price: $2,500.00

American Industrialism

This pen and ink drawing with gouache highlights is an early work by renowned illustrator Cardwell Higgins. A sublime example of his art deco style, Higgins suffuses this piece in darkness with luminous highlights that emphasize the strength and power of the shirtless man in the foreground, his muscles coiled, as he prepares to strike a blow […]

Artist: Cardwell Higgins
Price: $1,950

Florence Vidor in Love the Magician

Featuring a central image of Florence Vidor surrounded by purple orchids, as befitting her billing by Paramount Pictures as "The Lovely Orchid Lady of the Screen," this watercolor on board painting surrounds the silent film star with vignettes that show moments from a proposed (never completed) silent film which was to be titled "Love--The Magician." This was […]

Artist: Cardwell Higgins
Price: $1,500.00

Nude Figure Study

This original fine art figure study by the pre-eminent pin up illustrator comes from a collection of Elvgren preliminary graphite drawings that we acquired which were found in a house in Sarasota, Florida where the artist once lived. With restraint and a detailed eye towards anatomy, the artist captures a brunette with a contemplative pose, offering a […]

Artist: Gil Elvgren
Price: $3,500.00

Above the Clouds

  With psychedelic, folk art, and art nouveau inspired style, this fine art surreal nude by Ted Coconis captures a nude erotic goddess dancing above the clouds, surrounded by smaller figures that draw on iconography from a number of different cultures. The cherub and bear and foreshortened men who gloat behind her, all suggest something […]

Artist: Ted Coconis
Price: $2,500.00

Signal

Harold McCauley created this historical Revolutionary War image of a Minuteman using coded communication to alert the Colonial forces of British troop movement as cover art for the May/June 1975 issue of Signal magazine, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) trade publication. AFCEA is a non-profit group which emerged from the Signal Corp after World War II that serves the information […]

Artist: Harold McCauley
Price: $1,350.00

The Queen of The Apes

This large signed oil painting with an erotic science fiction/fantasy theme was exhibited at 1976's OrlandoCon, an event that in many ways seems to be the template for todays Comic Con. McCauley was featured as an honored guest at the Florida comic convention, and unveiled previously unseen works that were either painted and unpublished in […]

Artist: Harold McCauley
Price: $13,500.00

Take Care of Jimmy

A moving gouache-on-board painting by Amos Sewell, this appeared as an interior illustration in the March, 1947 edition of Redbook magazine, accompanying a story by Peter Stirling Cardoza titled "Take Care of Jimmy." This image shows a tearful farewell at a train window, dramatically and tenderly rendered by this well-listed and important American illustrator. Nicely framed and matted […]

Artist: Amos Sewell
Price: $1,450.00

Eastern Airlines Design & Presentation

From renowned American illustrator Cardwell Higgins comes this  pen & ink on artist's paper illustration that was created for Eastern Airlines with a plane whizzing through the air showing the logo for the airlines by its tail--a logo that Higgins also designed. With progress-minded, art deco imagery, this aviation themed piece is framed alongside a portrait […]

Artist: Cardwell Higgins
Price: $1,350.00

Wild Horses

An expressive and lyrical gouache watercolor painting by the Russian-American artist and illustrator Vladimir Yaffe, who worked in New York City during the 1940s and was involved in the burgeoning WPA art movement there through the New Deal Federal Arts Project. His offerings included sculpture and architectural bas relief, and his works were exhibited at […]

Artist: Vladimir Yoffe
Price: $2250.00

The Studio Couch

A fine exhibited nude oil painting by the noted and prolific Czech and later American painter and illustrator Joseph Tomanek, that was exhibited in the 1920s at a Chicago Galleries Association fine art show with the title The Studio Couch. Our gallery became associated with this artist through the calendar prints created from his paintings […]

Artist: Joseph Tomanek
Price: $3850.00
 

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