Edwin Georgi was an American artist born in 1896. He was best known for his dynamic pin-up illustrations, but surprisingly, based on his talent, he did not initially pursue art as a career. During World War One, he served as a pilot and soon after attended Princeton University. He then abandoned his studies, pursued writing full-time and was hired to write copy at an ad agency. Though, this did not last long either as his employer told him he would make a better painter, and with that he was wizzed into the world of illustration.
Georgi is a master of his trade, and it is remarkable that he is a mostly self-taught and experience-based artist. I really admire the way he handles skin tones, facial expressions and fabrics. His illustrations are not only masterful but also expressive and striking. I also love that though his art was used as pin-up or pulp illustrations, it can also be seen as stand alone art.