My Great Uncle’s Art
Last year I discovered that my late great uncle, who I never met, was an amazing artist and illustrator. His last name is the same as mine and his first name starts with an “F” and ends with a “rank.” In the interest of keeping relatives away from my pornography (not that I try all that hard to hide my identity, but whatever) I’m not posting any links to sites that reference his work, but feel free to Google, there’s a great Flickr stream dedicated to his stuff (which is where I culled these images).
Some of these files are quite large, so if you have a slow connection you may not want to click. I also posted a couple of my favorite details from the cutaways, but WordPress keeps fucking up the order of my photos so it’s not immediately clear to which illustration they relate, but I’m sure you can figure it out:
Mar 25, 2010 @ 23:39:23
DAMES, DICE and DOPE!
Mar 26, 2010 @ 21:58:36
my favorite (not pictured) besides the obvious genius of octopus/piranha attacks is “How Ice Cream Is Made” from the Saturday Evening Post series (and that series in general). those are so neat! You must come from some good art stock, Natty. I also like the one of the trains… “Their Last Ride” or something, i think. How cool to find something like that out about your family.
Mar 27, 2010 @ 05:35:55
Hey seth, glad you liked them. Yeah, those cutaways are incredible and slightly obsessive, esp the supermarket one – all those little products on the shelves!