Judy Garland Poses For Earl Moran
Judy Garland Poses For Earl Moran by American Illustrator Earl Steffa Moran (1893 – 1984); a pinup girl illustrator and glamour artist.
This is a sexy and beautiful portrait of what looks like a young Judy Garland as a redhead wearing black high heel shoes, a black embroidered short skirt and a sheer aqua green blouse with large wide sleeves and a black band that fits it just below her breast line.
She is sitting on the ground, leaning back and supporting herself with both her hands placed on the floor behind her, as she holds her crossed legs high in the air.
This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.
Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org
Earl first studied art with elderly German painter John Stich, who was also a mentor to the renowned illustrator William Henry Dethlef Koerner (1878 – 1938).
He also studied at the Chicago Art Institute, under Walter Bigg; and later at the famed Art Students League in Manhattan in New York City under the instruction of muralists Frank Vincent DuMond (1865 – 1951), Robert Henri (1865 – 1929), Thomas Fogarty (1873 – 1938), who was also the teacher of Norman Rockwell and the legendary anatomist George Bridgman (1864 – 1943).
Earls pinup girl illustration career became established back in 1931, when he moved back to Chicago and opened a small studio, specializing in photography and illustrations. He sent some of his paintings of bikini dressed young ladies to the calendar publishing companies Brown and Bigelow and Thomas D. Murphy Company who purchased the illustrations.
In 1932 Earl signed an exclusive contract with Brown and Bigelow to produce pinups for its calendars, and by 1937 his pin-up girl illustrations hod sold millions of calendars for the company.
As Moran’s work became more and more popular he became a national celebrity and created paintings of famous celebrities, such as Betty Grable; and in 1946 when he moved to Hollywood, he interviewed a young starlet named Norma Jeane Dougherty, who later modeled for him over the next four years.
By 1955 after a move to Las Vegas, Earl transitioned his career from painting pin ups; and devoted his time to fine art painting, with nudes being his favorite theme; and signed with Aaron Brothers Galleries creating artwork for collectors until 1982, when his eyesight failed.