Edwin Georgi (1896 - 1964) Originally leaving Princeton with the ambitions
of being a writer, Georgi wrote copy in an agency until persuaded that
he would make a better painter. His depiction of sultry, sensual femininity,
with a bewildering palette of pearlescent hues, created a powerful image
of eroticism in fifties America - and one of impeccable morality. His
quality of light was unique - the highlights burning with adjacent
areas of pink and lilac. The reflected light he loved so much seemed
to come from beneath, and scattered around the face giving an almost
unearthly glow. From a large collection I have chosen characteristic
images of his
free but effective brushwork.
I am susceptible
to the language of the raised eyebrow. Georgi has mastered the depiction
of this expression of sexuality.