Marion Davies Hosts A Hollywood Costume Party

The parties at Ocean House ... were strictly Marion, and there with gaiety, generosity, and bubbling fun she entertained her multitude of friends. Each year she gave a costume ball on W.R.'s birthday. There was a 49'er party; a kid party, when Gable came as a boy scout and Joan Crawford as Shirley Temple; an […]

George Petty in the Illustrators Hall of Fame

Earlier this year, the Society of Illustrators inducted American illustrator and pin-up artist George Petty into their Illustrator's Hall of Fame. Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their distinguished achievement in the art of illustration. Artists are elected by former presidents of the Society and […]

Lives of the Muses

Who were the artist's models and muses whose faces and figures are instantly recognizable to lovers of early 20th century art and photography? It's a question we at Grapefruit Moon Gallery ask ourselves often, and the more we learn about them the more fascinating they become. To share our passion, we are offering a little vignette […]

Rolf Armstrong in the Illustrators Hall of Fame

Earlier this year, the Society of Illustrators inducted American illustrator and pin-up artist Rolf Armstrong into their Illustrator's Hall of Fame. Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their distinguished achievement in the art of illustration. Artists are elected by former presidents of the Society and […]

Twin Crafts

A technically brilliant piece, this oil on masonite panel painting is an otherworldly science fiction creation by the American artist, illustrator, and writer Raymond Bayless. A finely detailed piece with spectacular space exploration imagery, it presents two space crafts passing soundlessly between asteroids. Planets sit in the distance as countless stars and far off galaxies […]

Artist: Raymond Bayless
Price: $2,500.00 on sale $1,875.00

The Exploration

With a sense of whimsy, and surreal emotionality, this oil on masonite panel painting is an otherworldly science fiction creation by the American artist, illustrator, and writer Raymond Bayless. A finely detailed piece with spectacular space exploration imagery, it presents a team of explorers in yellow space suits recently landed on an alien planet when […]

Artist: Raymond Bayless
Price: $3,250.00 on sale $2,435.00

Ship of Dreams

A technically superb piece, this oil on masonite panel painting is a phantasmagorical science fiction creation by the American artist, illustrator, and writer Raymond Bayless. Finely detailed with fantastical, dream-like space exploration imagery, this painting illustrates a pirate ship navigating its way through the uncharted starry expanse of space. The rudders and masts steer the […]

Artist: Raymond Bayless
Price: $2,750.00 on sale for $2050.00

Life on Mars

Boldly depicting a failed expedition to the Red planet, this oil on masonite panel painting is an otherworldly science fiction creation by the American artist, illustrator, and writer Raymond Bayless. A finely detailed piece with spectacular space exploration imagery, it presents a dilapidated spaceship that has crash landed onto the surface of Mars, its antennae […]

Artist: Raymond Bayless
Price: $2,850.00 on sale $2,137.00

The Sea of Lost Ships

With space opera style, this oil on masonite panel painting is an otherworldly science fiction creation by the American artist, illustrator, and writer Raymond Bayless. Finely detailed with fantastical space exploration imagery, the painting shows a collection of space ships, varying in technical prowess, that are trapped within an asteroid belt. Spidery alien creatures menacingly […]

Artist: Raymond Bayless
Price: $2,600.00 on sale $1,950.00

Flying Fish

This technically dazzling painting by the French-American artist, muralist, and illustrator Andre Durenceau shows a colorful art deco landscape conceived in the manner of Rockwell Kent, with a lake in the foreground and an oversized flying fish adding the surreal touch for which the artist was known to the scene. This gouache on canvas is signed lower right and […]

Artist: Andre Durenceau
Price: Sold

Art and Industry During World War II

Public art in the 1930s is today synonymous with the Works Progress Administration--a New Deal Federal program that underwrote regionalist and modernist fine artists by commissioning their work for murals that can still be seen throughout the United States. Less often remembered is how private industries during the Great Depression and World War II became patrons of the […]

A Day in the Life of Illustrator Paul Strayer, 1918

It's easy to see how much talent and passion artists working in America's Golden Age of Illustration brought to their jobs, but we rarely have windows into the daily commitment to submitting work for consideration, and the accompanying rejection that was part of the illustrator life. For all but a few famous names like Maxfield Parrish and Norman […]

 

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