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


African American Illustrator - Beautiful Maidens Nude Women Harem

$ 22,000
  • Description
    E. Simms Campbel was the first major African American Illustrator. He did covers for Esquire Magazine starting in the 1930s.
    He created the famous bulging-eyed Esquire Mascot “Esky.”
    He also worked for The Chicagoan, Cosmopolitan, Ebony, The New Yorker, Playboy, Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, Pictorial Review, and Redbook.
    This work, "What do you mean your wife doesn't understand you ---- I'm your wife!" is from Cuties Daily Comic Strip, June 18, 1950
    He was inducted into the Society of Illustrators' Hall of Fame in 2002.
    His work demonstrates a deep and masterfully understanding of drawing figures and faces in an academic but stylized style.
    "My pleasure, boys. Always glad to see a delegation from the States." From the Playboy Collection
    Signed upper left.
    The art board has an overall size of 16.75 x 12.5
    Work is smartly framed to 25 x 20
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Watercolor and pencil on board
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1962
    Styles / Movements: Post Impressionism, African American, Illustration
    Incollect Reference #: 582016
  • Dimensions
    W. 13.5 in; H. 10.25 in;
    W. 34.29 cm; H. 26.04 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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