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Edwin Georgi | Magazine Illustrator

Edwin Georgi (1896-1964) was an American artist born in 1896.
He was best known for his dynamic pin-up illustrations, but surprisingly, based on his talent, he did not initially pursue art as a career.
A leader in the second wave of "pretty-girl" artists: more like pin-ups without actually being pin-ups.
Largely self-taught, learning his way up in ad and art agencies. A pilot in WWI.

Style 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.
Like Seurat, Edwin Georgi shunned the easy solution of using literal colour, preferring the challenge of conducting an orchestra of coloured points to play a symphony of dazzling luminosity.

That lack of literal color gives Georgi's illustrations a magical quality.
Ads for Webster Cigars, Woodbury, Ford Mercury, Crane paper, Yardley, The Italian Line.
In-demand illustrator for Goldenbook Magazine, Fortune, Redbook, Woman's Home Companion, Cosmo, True, Esquire, Ladies' Home Journal, Saturday Evening Post, American Girl, Liberty.

Originally leaving Princeton with the ambitions of being a writer, Edwin Georgi wrote copy in an agency until persuaded that he would make a better painter.
His depiction of sultry, sensual femininity, with a bewildering palette of pearlescent hues, created a powerful image in fifties America - and one of impeccable morality.

His quality of light was unique - the highlights burning with adjacent areas of pink and lilac.
The reflected light he loved so much seemed to come from beneath, and scattered around the face giving an almost unearthly glow.

Edwin Georgi è stato un artista Americano, diventato famoso per le sue illustrazioni di riviste e di romanzi gialli.
Un leader nella seconda ondata di artisti "pretty-girl": più simili a pin-up senza essere effettivamente pin-up.
In gran parte autodidatta, imparando a farsi strada nelle agenzie pubblicitarie e artistiche.

Un pilota nella prima guerra mondiale. Lo stile andava da linee e colori semplici e pittorici ai suoi pezzi più celebri del pointillist, con una luce audacemente diretta, un uso unico di ombre calde e colori scintillanti.
Come Seurat, Edwin Georgi ha evitato la facile soluzione dell'uso del colore letterale, preferendo la sfida di condurre un'orchestra di punti colorati per suonare una sinfonia di luminosità abbagliante.
Questa mancanza di colore letterale conferisce alle illustrazioni di Georgi una qualità magica.