Flaming Arrow by Edward Mason Eggleston
Flaming Arrow by Edward Mason Eggleston

Flaming Arrow

Flaming Arrow c1936 by American Painter Edward Mason Eggleston (1882 – 1941), an who specialized in fashionable and fantasy women’s calendar portraits. He was also known as a commercial illustrator doing work for such firms as the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Fisk Tire Company, and the Great Lakes Exposition.

This is an Art Deco portrait of a semi nude young lady in an Indian Chief feather headdress standing in a canoe, holding an bow in her left hand positioned parallel to the sky as she is looking upwards.

This is set against a blue starless sky with a mountain terrain whose peaks and rock face are just barely being illuminated by a setting sun; with the ocean waters emitting a beautiful bluish-green color.

Flaming Arrow is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

Info Below From Wikipedia.org

Edward Mason Eggleston (22 November 1882 – 14 January 1941) was an American painter who specialized in calendar portraits of women, fashionable and fantastic.

He was also a well known commercial illustrator doing work for companies such as the Fisk Tire Company, the Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Great Lakes Exposition.

He attended the Columbus Art School in Columbus, Ohio and moved to New York about 1915, where he worked to illustrate magazine covers, travel posters, advertisements and calendars.

He worked primarily with oil paints on canvas, and also with pastels, water colors, and gouache.

Eggleston tapped into an American trend toward escapist fantasy during the Great Depression years of the 1930s.

Described as “storytelling,” his calendar works focused on women in stylish and fashionable dresses and hats, swimwear, or costumed as Native-American women, “Egyptian Goddesses,” pirate girls, and women in the character of Peter Pan

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