Undone by the Sun

Artist:George Trimm
Medium:Oil on Stretched Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 22" x 30" Framed 29 " x 37"
Original Use:Presumably Cover Illustration for Pulp Magazine
Price: S O L D
Above: Full view of oil on canvas painting
Above: Detail

A lurid and menacing presumably commissioned cover painting for an as of yet undetermined spicy pulp publication circa 1930s-40s. By the New York State artist George Lee Trimm, who worked as a cover artist for various Western Fiction Publishing [Red Circle] pulps c. 1935-1942.

Above: The artists work as it appears on a Best Western Pulp Magazine C. 1940's

Additionally, Trimm created commissioned murals for the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York and is listed in Who's Who in American Art.

Above: Detail
Above: Verso view of old canvas
Above: Framed view in wide profile antique gesso frame

This is a defining example of the menace themed pulp imagery that was a short lived popular culture excursion during the art deco years of The Golden Age of Illustration. Other artists that worked in the genre include Rafael Desoto, Norman Saunders, H.L. Parkhurst and Margaret Brundage.

Above: Frame detail


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