A noir styled and cleverly depicted Edwin Georgi The Saturday Evening Post interior illustration for the serial story “The Disappearance of Daphne” by Nancy Rutledge. The work is nicely framed in a period wide profile frame and retains the Curtis Publishing verso label with print date and title.
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 agency’s 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.