Gene Szafran Signed 1959 Abstract Ink Portrait Drawing


A 1959 ink portrait drawing by the American artist Gene Szafran (1941-2011). Signed and dated to the lower center, this stylized portrait depicts a female figure with short bobbed hair. The drawing is displayed in a gold tone wooden frame and a cream mat.

Born in Detroit, Szafran studied at the Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit. He later went on to teach there as well as at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Szafran worked as an illustrator for major publications such as McCalls, CosmopolitanPlayboy, Bantam Books, and others. In 1970, he started illustrating the covers of science fiction books, which is what he is most well known for. 



11.75” W x 15” H x 0.5” D (frame), 8” W x 10.25” H (sight).

Condition notes:

Some residue/stain lines to the lower right side of the paper. Scuffs and chips to frame. Other age appropriate wear.

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