Item #AT-0297

"New York City Escape" by Irving Nurick (1894-1963)


"New York City Escape" watercolor by Irving Nurick (1894-1963)

Modern frame.




9"H x 24"W


16.5"H x 31.5"W

Irving Nurick was born 1894 in New York City. He was a well known for his realist illustration, and watercolors of cityscapes, urban views, genre, human activity and daily life. In his early years studied at the Nation Academy of Design in New York City and traveled the world painting cityscapes of Paris, London and Rome developing his style and technique. He is best know for his illustrations in many early 20th Century magazines, World War II posters, and illustrations for books. Some better known titles: Saturday Evening Post, "Sailor On Broadway" (18 September 1943), Schools At War (1942), Ladies' Home Journal, "I'm Fed Up" (1944), and Illustrations for book's, "The Mystery of the Quite Room" (1937) and "Men Are Like Street Cars" (1934).

Nurick made a career with his ability to depict teens, young adults, and especially pretty girls. He had a very long assignment, depicting "Sub-Debs" for Ladies' Home Journal. He did story art for Collier's, Pictorial Review, College Humor, Saturday Evening Post, Wesson Oil, Ivory Soap and his longest campaign work for Kotex. He was awarded the Samuel Finley Breese Morse Medal, at the National Academy, and was a member of the Society of Illustrators and exhibited at The Art Institute of Chicago, and The National Academy of Design. He died in New York City in 1963.