|Bernard Safran - Self Portrait|
Was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1924. A great artist who is in truth was more famous for his paintings on the covers for the famous Time Magazine .From 1957 through to 1965 he produced 73 covers for Time and illustrated stunning portrait covers of top political and religious leaders .
But during the years from 1947 up to 1957 he was a commercial artist and needed money to support his family, these may have not been some of his greatest moments in the art world but to lovers of pulp art they are true classics !
I will show the art and with some book covers that I own and some more photo's of him in his studio around this period.
|Bernard Safran in his studio in Bronxville.|
|Croydon # 85|
|Stallion Book # 214|
|Love Cult - Croydon # 52|
|Original Art for 'Love Cult' - 1953|
Warped Desires 'Croydon' # 53 below again great art with dancing lady center stage and sax player in background honking away, but the character in the foreground again is a self portrait of Bernard himself !
|Croydon # 53|
|Croydon # 32|
|Croydon # 51|
Below is some great original art (that I do NOT own) from again the early 1950's
|Girl-Crazy Professor # 46|
|Art used on Croydon # 46|
|Art used on Croydon # 70 - Confessions Of A ladies Chauffeuer|
|Art used on Croydon # 62 - Night club Sinner|
|Croydon # 67|
|Croydon # 17|
|Croydon Book # 28|
|Croydon Book # 33|
|Croydon Book # 79 (2nd edition)|
|Croydon # 59|
Just to finish off here are some beautiful covers from the Croydon/Safran stable !
|Croydon # 33|
|Croydon # 34|
|Croydon # 43|
Bernard Safran died from a sudden heart attack in 1995 . He leaves behind his widow Adele and two daughters Barbara and Elizabeth .