Offered by: Robert Funk Fine Art
1581 Brickell Ave., Suite 2303 Miami, FL 33129 , United States Call Seller 305.857.0521


Golden Age of Illustration Romance Story, Man Woman Relationship

$ 3,750
  • Description
    This impeccably rendered mid-century double portrait of a quarreling man and woman exhibits a supreme academic training knowledge lost in almost all contemporary art. It features an upward-looking close-up of a woman lost in thought while a man who is smaller in the frame simultaneously ponders the moment. Mark Miller sets the two against an abstract background of quick energic brush strokes that reflects the brooding internal state of both subjects.
    Signed lower right in pencil.
    Gouache on paper glued to illustration board with printers marks. unframed.
    Spring of Sorrow." Story illustraton for part two of "Spring of Sorrow," published in Woman's Own magazine (U.K.), December 1962 - The attached video is trending light and use the still photos of the artwork as your main reference.

    Mark Miller was born Marshall Dawson Miller on Jan. 2, 1919, in Eldorado, Oklahoma. He began his art career as a costume designer in Hollywood in the 1930s. His career was cut short during WWII when he enlisted in the armed services. After the war, he established himself in the highly competitive field of New York City magazine illustration. His work appeared in Collier's and The Saturday Evening Post, as well as many European magazines. While working as an illustrator, he developed a love for winemaking. When demand for illustrators waned in the 1960s, he moved his family to Europe to turn his hobby into his livelihood. Miller sold his first wines commercially in 1972, for which he illustrated the labels. By the early 1990s, Benmarl Vineyards (about 70 miles north of New York City) spanned about 70 acres and produced about 10,000 cases a year.
    Source: Marshall Dawson (Mark) Miller - Biography. (n.d.). askart
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, New York
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Gouache on paper glued to illustration board
    Condition: Good. Some light craquelure and restoration. support undulates slightly some very fine flaking mostly visible on close inspection. Extreme right corner of board is folded but outside the live area.
    Creation Date: 1962
    Styles / Movements: Modernism, Expressionism, Illustration
    Incollect Reference #: 706827
  • Dimensions
    W. 22 in; H. 16 in;
    W. 55.88 cm; H. 40.64 cm;
Message from Seller:

You'll find an eclectic group of art works at Robert Funk Fine Art. 45 years of experience has shaped Director Robert Funk's multi-perspective approach to presenting art. As an undergrad in painting, he studied with great teachers such as first-generation abstract expressionist Robert Richenburg and hyper-realist painter Janet Fish. In Graduate School he worked with famed critic E.C. Goossen and went on to work as a Photographer, New York Advertising Art Director, and Art Collector.

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