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    Jerome Rozen (after George Rozen) Shadow Pulp Cover Re-Creation Original Art (undated). George Jerome Rozen (1895-1974) and Jerome George Rozen (1895-1987) were twins. After World War I, Jerome enrolled in the Art Institute of Chicago. He soon became an instructor there, and George followed Jerome into a career in art, a year later, and actually studied under Jerome's tutelage. Jerome's first sale was to the Fawcett magazine Excitement!. With that success, he moved to the Bronx, opened a studio at 163 West Twenty-Third Street, and began painting covers for many of the pulps. George followed Jerome to New York, and both brothers' work was in high demand. Street and Smith's the Shadow was a sensation, thanks in part to Jerome's early covers. George Rozen also painted the Shadow covers, from 1932-39, and again in 1941-42, and 1949. George also painted covers for the Phantom Detective, Sky Fighters, the Masked Rider, and many Western pulps. Just as his pulp career was winding down, Jerome was severely injured in an automobile accident. George continued working in the pulp field after World War II, and later, after the pulp's day had waned, he tried, in vain, to convince Street and Smith to revive the Shadow and Doc Savage franchises. In 1964, Jerome closed his studio, just as photography began to usurp painted illustration in magazines and advertising. The Rozen brothers produced hundreds of unforgettable pulp cover images. For this fabulous recreation, Jerome paid homage to George's cover for the Shadow, October 1, 1933 issue, which featured the story "Road of Crime." The painting is oil on linen, measures approximately an overall 20" x 30", and has been framed to an overall size of 25.5" x 35". The art is in Excellent condition. From The Art of the Funnies Collection.

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    November, 2012
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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