Oil Painting on Panel
8 × 8 in.
study for larger work
completed May 27, 2013
Oil painting of Marilyn Monroe in her blowing dress scene from , brings to life the twenty-six foot statue by J. Seward Johnson Jr., on Chicago’s Pioneer Court, in Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile”.
Painting is an 8 × 8 inch oil study for a larger work, by F.A. Moore, collaborating with photographer, Polly Greathouse, under written agreement.
See Polly’s work.
Marilyn in Chicago 2
by Polly Greathouse
J. Seward Johnson Jr., the sculptor, was born in 1930, and is the (allegedly disinherited) heir to the Johnson & Johnson company. He began his career as a painter, but now has over 200 life-cast bronze statues in public areas and private collections. Johnson’s site and studio web page is worth a visit. Of course, I hope you will comment on my painting, first! :D
“Forever Marilyn” was moved to Palm Springs, California, in 2012.
Polly tastefully recorded the artistic lines of the statue, in her photograph. I tightened up the composition in order to focus on the beauty of these lines, coupled with the surrounding city block and its ambient lighting.
Thank you, Polly!