"1946 Philadelphia Whisky - Wigglesworth Toy Shop. "   Lot no. 249

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By Simon Greco (1917-2005)

14.00" x 18.00"
Gouache on Board



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Original illustration published as an advertisement for Philadelphia blended whisky. The advertisement was from a series of historic prints designed for "Philadelphia - The Heritage Whisky"

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A native of Italy, Greco was born in 1917 to an Italian-American father and an Italian mother.  The family came to the United States in 1921 and settled in St. Louis where his father worked for a gas company.
By the 1940s, Greco had moved to New York to do commercial art as well as his own work. He was best known for his “magic realism” paintings, a style that was popular in the mid-20th Century, and was considered an expert at it. He became well known for two series he illustrated for Life magazine, The World We Live In in 1953 and The Epic of Man in 1956. He also painted many covers for magazines during the 1950s and 60s.
As a fine art painter his work has been exhibited at the University of Pennsylvania, Addison Gallery of American Art and the Solomon Guggenheim Muse