Rare photographs by Howard Chaney Johnston, the official photographer for the Ziegfeld Follies, we discovered long after his death. I have referenced his images for this series to lend a cohesiveness to the paintings.
Artist and Model
24" x 36" | oil on canvas | SOLD
I am young enough to have not been alive during this era, but old enough to have close family that was! I had a "Rosie the Riveter" in the family, a Miss Allice Fuller, who also danced in NYC at the same time my mother had some celebrity as the first female news broadcaster for Press Wireless during WWII, broadcasting from atop Radio City Music Hall. These two women had both the fashion and media savvy any web blogger of modern times. While Alive is alive and well, Jeanne Fuller passed, but not without leaving their mark on feminist history. It is with deep appreciation I endeavor this recent series... I intend it to last a lifetime. It resonates with my soul. I see the fashionistas of decades unfolding forever indebted to the pioneers of females fashion and sexuality... however sublime. There are at least 4 other of the Ziggy Girls slated to emerge in 2014.