Wednesday, December 4, 2013
In 1948 I was working at Gray, Garfield, Lang art studio in Detroit, the paintings that I did for Ford Times Magazine while I worked at Allied Artist were getting a lot of attention from Detroit art directors. I began to receive national ad assignments from the larger ad agencies. I just found a copy on eBay of the 1949 General Motors Annual Report for which I was assigned to paint the cover. GM was starting to build the Tech Center and they wanted me to a rendering of what it would look like when finished. I signed the painting, but they sent it back and wanted the signature removed, a disappointment. Below are a couple of my paintings for Ford Times. I started doing work for them when I was 19 years old.