Here's one more scary picture by Gustav Rehberger to finish off the week.There's a biography on Rehberger at AskArt.com, from which I excerpted this info:
[Gustav Rehberger] was born in Riedlingsdorf, Austria and showed early art talent. When he was age 13, he emigrated to Chicago with his family, and the next year won a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago.
From that time, he continued to win competitions, but had to refuse two college scholarships because of the need to help support his family during the Depression. He took commercial artwork employment including graphic design, industrial design, illustration and some sculpture.
During World War II, he served in the United States Air Force and then established a studio in Carnegie Hall in New York City. He taught portrait painting, composition, figure drawing and figure painting at the Art Students League. Emphasizing the importance of education, he said: . . ."worthwhile art is never achieved by mere accident."
To which I would add, Rehberger (1910-1995) was a frequent contributor to many publications, including Coronet, Esquire, and Everywoman magazine.
More examples of his work in my Gustav Rehberger Flickr set.