Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Music Men

Forrest Tucker

Bert Parks

Eddie Albert

Gig Young

Hill Bowen

Ken Harp


Van Johnson

Don Stewart

Harry Hickox

Larry Douglas

Robert Cummings

Darren McGavin

Peter Palmer

Ted Scott

Johnny Holliday

Peter Marshall

John Raitt

Tony Randall

John Davidson

Ken Berry

Dick Van Dyke

Jim Nabors

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The art of Erik Hermansson

Erik Hermansson, (1903-1976), was between the 40's-70's, one of Sweden's most popular illustrators,  primarily known for his B&W newspaper cartoons depicting Swedish athletes, but also for his full color magazine, book and record covers.

He's virtually unknown in this country which is why I wanted to share some of his terrific, lively and funny portrait and caricature work. Most, if not all of his subjects are unknown to Americans, and now probably forgotten by most Swedish folks as well, adding to the weird charm of his work. Some of his black and white images remind me of Robert's Crumb's crosshatching style. I wonder if Crumb was ever aware of his work? See what you think.

My thanks to John Wendler