An intensely colored, dramatic and moody, mixed media illustration work by Edwin Georgi, Date With Death, which illustrated an interior story by Leslie Ford in The Saturday Evening Post. The image shows a favorite Georgi theme, the moment of discovery of betrayal in a love triangle. A complete edition of the February 12, 1949 Saturday Evening Post featuring the published image accompanies this illustration. This psychologically tense, and tightly rendered work confirms our suspicion that illustrators frequently created their finest works for this revered publication.
Edwin Georgi is our favorite mid-century illustrator–his style is inventive, original, and unique. Numerous examples of his “Georgi Girl” depictions hang in the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.