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.
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)|