DescriptionAlex Schomburg (attributed) - Radio Craft, January, 1947 Airbrushed Photo Cover Illustration Original Art (Radio Craft Publications, 1947). Before and after his legendary career in comics, Alex Schomburg worked as a commercial artist in other fields. This handsome cover illustration used a black and white photographic image as its foundation for a portrait of Dr. Lee De Forest, "the Father of Radio." Color was then painted in on the face, hands, shirt, bow tie, parts of the vacuum tube, and also throughout the background. The simplification of the facial features and treatment of the hands is especially well done. The end-result has a remarkable clarity, a "hyper-realistic" effect made possible only through the skillful artistic touches. The overall size of this mixed-media on board marvel measures 17" x 21", and aside from some edge wear and a stress crease to the left of Dr. De Forrest's right hand, the art is in Very Good condition. Also included in this lot is a copy of the magazine.
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