A glamorous encounter from illustrator Edwin Georgi
Offered here is a lovely and glamorous gouache on illustration board painting by American artist and illustrator Edwin Georgi.
A dramatic piece created in cool tones, it shows a young glamorously dressed woman in a sequined spaghetti strap dress gripping the knob of a door as an older woman draped in fur and jewels stands in the shadows on the other side. The two appear to be in conflict as the mature woman touches at her heart and stares emotionally at the back side of the door while the young woman looks away in avoidance.
This painting was published in the February 2nd, 1957 issue of The Saturday Evening Post as part of a seven part serial story titled “Girl from the Mimosa Club”, which was originally called “Policewoman O’Keefe.”
This painting is matted and framed in its original limed oak frame under original glass.
About the artist: Edwin Georgi
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.
Georgi’s 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.