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Friedman, Marvin

I've long been a fan of Marvin Friedman's work, from his black & white and color illustration work, to his autobiographical text-image pieces. Marvin has worked for all of the major publications during his career, including Playboy, Boy's Life, Ladies Home Journal, Gourmet, American Heritage, and many more. His illustration work also includes illustrated books and work for television studios. Marvin's monthly work for Gourmet lasted for nearly nine years, and featured some incredible drawing, with wonderfully expressive line work and beautiful perspective. The spatial edge that Marvin brings to his work is reminiscent of Bonnard's use of space. Elements appear to be perfectly correct, but with slightly tipped spaces. This helps maintain the liveliness found in his work. In the last number of years, Marvin has been doing writing and illustration work for Hadassah magazine, including this piece from 2005. For an excellent piece about Marvin's illustration work from the 1960s, check out Today's Inspiration, an excellent illustration blog written by Leif Peng.

Marvin's more personal work of these later years has dealt with autobiography, Holocaust survivors and cancer patients. The work is equal parts powerful writing and drawing. While Marvin's drawing hand doesn't always do what he wants these days, his writing hand remains strong.

Marvin's line is as honest as his content; pure and unadorned. His artwork -- even pieces decades old -- maintains a freshness like it's just off the drawing board or easel. His process is vital to the work, and that process comes across in the finished pieces. Marvin Friedman has been given short shrift in the history of the illustration field, but he's at the very top of the field in my book. I'm honored to know Marvin and his wife Sonny, and am bowled over by their continued generosity. Marvin passed away on May 13, 2012. Rest easy, old friend. You will be missed, but will live on through your wonderful spirit and art.

There are 10 Pieces of Art In This Gallery.    

This Room is Ordered By The Owner's Preference.

Marvin Friedman - Dining Guide Watercolor Illustration Comic Art
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Marvin Friedman - Dining Guide Watercolor Illustration

Art Details

Artist: Marvin Friedman (All)
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Other
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 372
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 8/20/2008

About the Owner

Rob Stolzer Paid Member
Member Since: September 2004

Marvin Friedman - Dining Guide Watercolor Illustration
Artist: Marvin Friedman (All)
372 Views

Marvin Friedman - 1971 Boys' Life Illustration Comic Art
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Marvin Friedman - 1971 Boys' Life Illustration

Art Details

Artist: Marvin Friedman (Layouts)
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Other
For Sale Status: NFS -- No Way -- Don't Even Ask
Views 975
Comments: 1
Added to Site: 8/7/2007

About the Owner

Rob Stolzer Paid Member
Member Since: September 2004

Marvin Friedman - 1971 Boys' Life Illustration
Artist: Marvin Friedman (Layouts)
975 Views, 1 Comment

Marvin Friedman - Good Housekeeping Illustration Comic Art
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Marvin Friedman - Good Housekeeping Illustration

Art Details

Artist: Marvin Friedman (Painter)
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Other
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 405
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 3/22/2008

About the Owner

Rob Stolzer Paid Member
Member Since: September 2004

Marvin Friedman - Good Housekeeping Illustration
Artist: Marvin Friedman (Painter)
405 Views

Marvin Friedman - Ladies Home Journal Illustration Comic Art
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Marvin Friedman - Ladies Home Journal Illustration

Art Details

Artist: Marvin Friedman (Painter)
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Other
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 485
Comments: 1
Added to Site: 3/22/2008

About the Owner

Rob Stolzer Paid Member
Member Since: September 2004

Marvin Friedman - Ladies Home Journal Illustration
Artist: Marvin Friedman (Painter)
485 Views, 1 Comment

Marvin Friedman - Sherlock Holmes Illustration Comic Art
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Marvin Friedman - Sherlock Holmes Illustration

Art Details

Artist: Marvin Friedman (Painter)
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Interior Page
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 1738
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 3/22/2008

About the Owner

Rob Stolzer Paid Member
Member Since: September 2004

Marvin Friedman - Sherlock Holmes Illustration
Artist: Marvin Friedman (Painter)
1738 Views

Marvin Friedman - Gourmet Magazine Illustration #1 Comic Art
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Marvin Friedman - Gourmet Magazine Illustration #1

Art Details

Artist: Marvin Friedman (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Other
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 1095
Comments: 1
Added to Site: 3/22/2008

About the Owner

Rob Stolzer Paid Member
Member Since: September 2004

Marvin Friedman - Gourmet Magazine Illustration #1
Artist: Marvin Friedman (All)
1095 Views, 1 Comment

Marvin Friedman - Gourmet Magazine Illustration #2 Comic Art
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Marvin Friedman - Gourmet Magazine Illustration #2

Art Details

Artist: Marvin Friedman (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Other
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 915
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 3/22/2008

About the Owner

Rob Stolzer Paid Member
Member Since: September 2004

Marvin Friedman - Gourmet Magazine Illustration #2
Artist: Marvin Friedman (All)
915 Views

Marvin Friedman - Boy's Life Illustration Comic Art
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Marvin Friedman - Boy's Life Illustration

Art Details

Artist: Marvin Friedman (All)
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Other
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 1007
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 3/22/2008

About the Owner

Rob Stolzer Paid Member
Member Since: September 2004

Marvin Friedman - Boy's Life Illustration
Artist: Marvin Friedman (All)
1007 Views

Marvin Friedman - American Heritage Illustration Comic Art
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Marvin Friedman - American Heritage Illustration

Art Details

Artist: Marvin Friedman (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Other
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 672
Comments: 0
Added to Site: 3/22/2008

About the Owner

Rob Stolzer Paid Member
Member Since: September 2004

Marvin Friedman - American Heritage Illustration
Artist: Marvin Friedman (All)
672 Views

Marvin Friedman - Ridley Park Comic Art
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Marvin Friedman - Ridley Park

Art Details

Artist: Marvin Friedman (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Other
For Sale Status: NFS
Views 536
Comments: 1
Added to Site: 8/4/2006

About the Owner

Rob Stolzer Paid Member
Member Since: September 2004

Marvin Friedman - Ridley Park
Artist: Marvin Friedman (All)
536 Views, 1 Comment

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