Morning Song by Zoe Mozert
Morning Song by Zoe Mozert

Morning Song

Morning Song by American Painter Zoe Mozert [Alice Adelaide Moser] (1907 – 1993); Portraitist, Pinup Artist and Pun-up Model.

This is a sexy pin up girl portrait of a beautiful young brunette in her birthday suit with a parakeet that is sitting on the index finger of her right hand up to her ruby red lips as she listens to its morning singing.

The young lady is covered around her left leg by a white sheet that contrast nicely with the golden tan large pillow that she is sitting on; while the background with its swash of white, blue, aqua, yellow, green and pink toned brush strokes highlight her beautifully.

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

Information Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

In 1925 Zoë began her studies at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art, where she studied under Thornton Oakley, a former student of Howard Pyle; to pay for her art education she would model to raise money for her tuition.

During her art career, Mozert painted hundreds of magazine covers and movie posters; frequently using herself as the model of her illustrations, using cameras or mirrors to capture the pose.

In 1941, publishers Brown & Bigelow purchased Mozert’s first nude artwork and signed her to an exclusive calendar contract; and during World War II, her pin-up series for the company, called Victory Girls, was published both in calendar and mutoscope-card form.

In 1946, Mozert created the publicity poster for Republic Pictures’ Calendar Girl, a movie about the Gibson Girl; and later that same year, she painted the pinups for the Errol Flynn comedy Never Say Goodbye, in which Flynn played a pinup artist (She also created the illustrations shown in the movie’s opening credits.) .

By 1950, Mozert had become one of the “big four” illustrators nationally, along with Rolf Armstrong, Earl Moran and Gil Elvgren; with her paintings being best known for their pastel style and realistic depiction of women.

Some of Zoë’s most famous works include the poster for Paramount Pictures True Confession starring Carole Lombard, the poster for the Howard Hughes film The Outlaw starring Jane Russell, and her most popular image being Song of the Desert c1950.

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