Painters: The Pulp Art of George Gross

George Gross (1909-2003) was one of the great pulp magazine cover artists of his time. His first pulp cover assignments were for Mystery Novels Magazine and Double Action Western, both cheaply printed pulp mags.  He next found work at the more professional publishing firm – Fiction House, where he soon became their top illustrator. He painted hundreds of freelance pulp covers for Action Stories, Air Stories, Baseball Stories, Complete Northwest, Detective Book Magazine, Fight Stories, Football Stories, Jungle Stories, North West Romances, and Wings, all beautiful pieces of commericial /fine art.

Like all pulp artists of the era, it was all about the DAMES, dames in trouble, dames takin’ charge, dames shootin’ and lovin’ and even being brutalized by Japanese prison camp gaurds. George knew his way around the female form, living to be 94, still painting dames up to his death in 2003.

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Posted on February 24, 2013, in Painting and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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