"Pygmalion Story illustration"   Lot no. 384

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By Gustav Michelson (American, 1884 - 1964)

17.75" x 13.50" (Each)
Oil on Two Boards
Signed Lower Left



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Pygmalion story illustration, image of cast of characters on an English street.

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Eric Gustavus Michelson was born in Boston, MA in 1884. Michelson studied art at the Boston Latin School and the ASL in NYC. He drew scenes of famous criminal cases for the Hearst papers in New York and Boston, and his illustrations appeared on the covers of McCalls and Harpers magazines. During the 1920s he was a resident of Hollywood and painted many posters of movie stars for Columbia Pictures. He retired from commercial art in the late 1940s to concentrate on portraiture. Michelson died in Queens, NY on  March 7, 1964. 






The following, submitted by Marsha Stringer, is information from the artist's obituary in The New York Times, March 8, 1964. (Via AskArt)