Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Zoe Mozert Photographs

According to the auctioneer these are photographs of Zoe Mozert that she could use to paint her pin-ups. Sold by Legendary Auctions. I think they may be photographs she used to create her own works.

On the right is a photo in which she is posing for one of her pin-ps according to mutoworld.

I am sort of confused because at this post is a picture of her supposedly posing for Earl Moran, and 3 more photo studies of the same model by Earl Moran. They dont look any thing like these pictures.

Here is a picture of her painting Jane Russell for "The Outlaw" More about this picture and the poster at The Pictorial Arts. You can figure out which model you think she is.

Here is another photo of her painting a model. From The Pin-up Files.
Works by Zoe Mozert at the American Art Archives.

This might settle my confusion, this is a model posed on a bed in a picture taken by Zoe Mozert. She looks like the odel in the photos at the top of the post.


True Confessions Magazine September 1939 (Zoe Mozert cover)

Hit (Oversize Girlie Magazine) (Pin-Up Girls artist Zoe Mozert feature) February 1950 (Vol. 6, No. 11)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Henry C. Pitz - Illustrator

Figure drawing by Henry C. Pitz, well known illustrator. It is available on Ebay.
Here's another blog with more of his works. The Red Cross Knight & The Legend of Britomart.

Henry C. Pitz

Drawing Outdoors

Henry C. Pitz, 1895-1976: The Art of the Book

Quest of the Sages' Stone

Giants and Witches and a Dragon or Two

Charles-Nicolas Cochin

Charles-Antoine Jombert was a bookseller who was closely associated with Charles-Nicolas Cochin. 
Another blog post is here.

Shown is a print illustrating the proportions of the human body and front and rear views of the proportions of the Farnese Hercules.

Monday, January 14, 2013

William Sergeant Kendall

Two of these drawings, presumed to be by Kendall are for sale on Ebay.

He studied with Thomas Eakins. 

A Drawing Manual by Thomas Eakins (Primary Sources in American Art)

Thomas Eakins: His Life and Art

Friday, January 11, 2013

Aurora Studios - Images for Artists

 In the early 1900s Aurora Studios, a Boston Photography Studio published a portfolio of photographs designed for the use of artists.  One series was published in 1913 and another in 1914. The models were in various stages of dress.

These photographs and others might have influenced Albert Arthur Allen to make his 1923 portfolio.

Image from La Petite Melancolie Blog.

Image from My Vintage Vogue - Vintage Fashion

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