April 18, 2015

1528 UNITED STATES - A pin-up by Harry Ekman

Even if this postcard was printed in Russia in 2014, and the signature of the author was erased, it is a reproduction of a pin-up by Harry Ekman (1923-1999), a significant American graphic artist, born in Chicago. He initially apprenticed with Haddon Sundblom, who was a close family friend, and by 1951 for  Gil Elvgren. He is best remembered for his pin-up and advertising work. Working with Gil Elvgren, he is thought to have penned several of the iconic images attributed to Elvgren. By 1960, Ekman was making a transition from commercial illustration and pin-up art to portraiture. The rest of his career was devoted to gallery works and portraits.

About the stamps
The stamps, depicting Ryazan Kremlin (25 RUB) and Zaraisk Kremlin (1.50 RUB), is part of a series dedicated to Russian Kremlins, about which I wrote here. 

Harry Ekman - Wikipedia

Sender: Karen / Dr_Asabekov (postcrossing) RU-3583461
Sent from Kaliningrad (Kaliningrad Oblast / Russia), on 27.03.2015

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