Charlie Allen sends another batch of amazing Bernie Fuchs scans and writes, "These first three are from his Seagrams series....just a great bunch. Often multiple figure epics that no other illustrator could bring off."
"His values and colors can be bright or subdued....but so carefully controlled and so important to each of his illustrations."
"One more comment on Bernie Fuch's amazing work," continues Charlie. "He not only juggled color, values, composition, and a marvelous paint technique better than anyone..."
"... but his seemingly effortless drawing of figures and objects was impeccable!"
"Every figure had 'an attitude'....doing something....life!"
"Austin Briggs, Al Parker, and some of the others started that trend....but Fuchs, again, raised the bar."
Many thanks to Charlie for his astute, succinct commentary - and for generously sharing so many great Bernie Fuchs scans this week. Be sure to drop by Charlie Allen's Blog to see the impeccable work of another master's "seemingly effortless drawings of figures and objects."
* My Bernie Fuchs Flickr set.