03 July 2012

The Art of Edwin Georgi

A pilot in WWI, Edwin Georgi (1896 - 1964) was largely self-taught, learning his way up in ad and art agencies.His syle ranged from simple, posteresque lines and colors to his more famous pointillist pieces with boldly directed light, a unique use of warm shadows, and sparkling colors. He did  ads for Webster Cigars, Woodbury, Ford Mercury, Crane paper, and Yardley. His illustrations appeared in  Goldenbook Magazine, Fortune, Redbook, Woman's Home Companion, Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan , True, Esquire, Ladies' Home Journal,  American Girl, and Liberty. 

Edwin Georgi

 His depiction of sultry, sensual femininity, with a bewildering palette of pearlescent hues, created a powerful image of eroticism in fifties America - and one of impeccable morality. 

Redbook, "Fiesta of Love" (1957)

Redbook, "Old Miguel's Girl" (1956) 

Woman's Home Companion, "The Bright Look" (1946)  


  1. I ain't been by here in a while, and I'm kicking myself... look what I've been missing! Not familiar with Georgi's work by name, but I'm sure I've seen lots of it from the looks of his resume... really good stuff too. Some of it makes me think of Freas with the playfulness around unusual colors for highlights and skin tones, and the 'auras' around folks. Really nice, and I'll be sure to stop by more frequent-like! -Rich

    1. Glad to have you stop by Sir Dick. Peruse the archives at your leisure.