Marilyn Monroe - Chicago, study.

F.A. Moore

Newport News, United States

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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 The Seven Year Itch, 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!

2014-06-15 in Art with Meaning
2013-08-25 in Women Painters
2013-07-03 in Southern United States Artists
2013-06-06 in Painters Academics

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