Monday, October 31, 2011

Lee Woodward Ziegler

Nude by the Water

Lee Woodward Ziegler studied at the Maryland Institute of Art, he painted portraits and allegorical figures oftern for commissioned murals. The drawing is available on Ebay. summary of his papers at the Archives of American Art. Worldcat entries.

Male Study, Figure Study, Allegorical Figure Study.

Shepherd and Nymph

The Lion's Whelp. Illus. by Lee Woodward Ziegler.

 THYRA VARRICK : A Love Story illustrations by Lee Woodward Ziegler

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Skeletons for Halloween

Die Knochen - the bones from Naturgeschichte des Thier-, Pflanzen- & Mineralreichs in colorirten Bildern nebsterläuterndem Text.', with introductions by G.H. von Schubert, published in Esslingen, Germany by J.F. Schreiber, c. 1878. Gotthilf Heinrich von Schubert (1780-1860) was a German physician and naturalist. The print is available on Ebay.

 Thomas Nast cartoons: On the Red Danube-Bless You My Children, King Death's Distribution of Prizes, A Dead Failure. The prints are available on Ebay.

Skeletons from 'Anatomia Corporum Humanorum' by William Cowper, 1739. The major source of this work was the Dutch anotomist Goverd Bidloo and his landmark work titled: 'Anatomia Humani Corporis' (1685). What started as an English translation of Bidloo's work first published in 1698 ended in a court fought battle over plagiatism by Cowper. Cowper did not even mention Bidloo in his work. The famous plates in this work (by Gerard de Lairesse) are identical to the ones from Bidloo's work and actually even bought from Bidloo and The Brockhaus Encyclopedia, and the Dictionaire Universal D’Historie Naturelle, 1849.

The Anatomy and Biology of the Human Skeleton

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Vita di Milano - Figure Paintings

Vita di Milano paints contemporary women in a classical manner. Website.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Jean Marc Bourgery - Complete Treatise of Human Anatomy

These prints come from: 'Traite complet de l'anatomie de l'homme, comprenant la medicine operatoire.', by Jean Marc Bourgery, published in Paris by C.A. Delaunay, 1831-54.  Author: Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery (1797-1849). The artist who directed the massive program of prosection, and who was responsible for 512 of the spectacular illustrations, was Nicholas-Henri Jacob (1782-1871) a student of the neo-classical painter of the French Revolution, Jacques-Louis David. Wikipedia entry. Auction result. Youtube description of a republished edition. The prints are available on Ebay. Link to one of the colored illustrations.

Nicolas Henri Jacob - Proportions of the male and female bodies

Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Jean Gabriel Domergue - The First Pin-Up Artist


Jean Gabriel Domergue was born on March 4, 1889 in Bordeaux and studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He has been called th inventor of the pin-up. His elongated bodies have a manneristic flair. He exhibited at a young age and won the Second Prize of Rome at the Salon in 1913, and the First Prize in 1920.  Here is a website dedicated to his work, and a different blog.

Jean-Gabriel Domergue, l'art et la mode (French Edition)


Lots more examples at the blog, older works here, a show girl here, portraits here, more portraits here, here, and here at Pin-up and Cartoon Girls.

Pin Up
Pin-up (French Edition)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Clyde Archibald - Models and Pastels


Clyde Archibald was a Portland, Oregon artist who specialized in figure studies of females. He was born in 1903 and died in 1997. Figure studies of models in his studio are for sale on Ebay, and at

How to Draw & Paint Pin-ups & Glamour Girls: Step-by-step art instruction from the vintage Walter Foster archives (Walter Foster Collectibles)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Véro - Tatto Artist

Véronique Imbeault is a very accomplished tattoo artist who is studying anatomy. I learned about her because she downloaded a copy of The Art Student's Guide to the Bones and Muscles of the Human Body. The images are two of her tattoos which are a lot of fun because of her use of a complete range of color, and of her life drawings.

Link to more of her tattoos.

The Art Student's Guide to the Bones and Muscles of the Human Body: and Lessons on Foreshortening
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