Posted 10 years ago
I located this artwork approximately 4 to 5 years ago in New York City's South Bronx Antique District. Locate at southern tip of Alexander Avenue and Bruckner Blvd., the area is and has been known for many years as the Antique District of the infamous South Bronx.
Measuring 41 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches framed, the artwork is beautifully sketched and painted in pastels.
In formation in the rear of the artwork reveals useful information. (For publication in Saturday Evening Post, Title of Story - The Devil Stroughold, Artist - Edwin Georgi, No. P5566, No of Pictures 3).
Edwin Georgi 1896-1964 | American Pin up painter
Edwin Georgi's color is based on the principals of the impressionists. Gorgi explored combinations of warm vs. cool, using the theory of adjacent colors on the color wheel: (blue & orange, or yellow & purple, or red & green) for the bases of a color scheme. Then he created variations within the scheme... such as adding separate daubs of green, and turquoise, and purple to blue. And adding daubs of yellow, and pink, and red to orange... causing a much richer glowing interpretation of the more muted literal color we gernerally see in nature .
Edwin Georgi was born in 1896 and died in 1964 at the age of 68. He was a pilot in WWI– though I was unable to gather details about his specific tour of duty. Upon returning from the war, he attended Princeton. Eventually he abandoned his education to pursue writing as a full time profession. He was very ambitious, but a turn of fate pushed him another way. He was hired to write for an ad agency, but was persuaded by his employer that he would make a better painter than a writer. Thus his career in illustration began.
Remarkably, he was largely self-taught. He worked his way up the artistic food chain with experience at various ad groups and agencies. His work is known in several national publications; Cosmo, Esquire, Redbook, Ladies’ Home Journal, and The Saturday Evening Post.
Edwin’s style is striking. Very few artists exude the dynamic movement of color as he does. His paintings have a texture that is entirely unique– his staccato strokes seem akin to pointillism, and weave a mesh of breathtaking pallets.
I welcome any and all in formation pertaining to this item.