Gene Szafran Signed 1962 Abstract Nude Ink and Watercolor Drawing


An abstract 1962 ink and watercolor drawing by the American artist Gene Szafran (1941-2011). Signed and dated to the lower right, the work features a nude female figure sitting on a settee at the foot of a bed. The drawing is displayed in a white mat and a black frame. 

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 McCallsCosmopolitanPlayboy, Bantam Books, and others. In 1970, he started illustrating the covers of science fiction books, which is what he is most well known for. 



20.75” W x 28.5” H x 1.5” D (frame); 22.75” W x 16” H (sight). 

Condition notes:

Some foxing near the figures head. Some crinkling/creasing to the paper. Some smudges to the drawing. Other age appropriate wear present.

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