A very stylized and decidedly mid-century modern period original gouache illustration by Edwin Georgi for an interior story in Redbook Magazine titled on verso Encounter on the Beach. Estate stamped and signed upper right, work is beautifully matted and framed. A defining example.
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.
Georgis 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.