How do you squeeze a feature-length movie in to a painting? Ask the great Wilson McLean. McLean's consummate skill as a portrait artist, graphic designer and master of composition is on full display in the complex narrative work. This work contains more than 45 portraits including those of Bette Midler, Jimi Hendrix, and Benny Goodman-esque type characters.
During the 1970s and 1980s, McLean was a dominant force in American Illustration with his work gracing the covers...
Sports Illustrated, Time, The Saturday Evening Post, Look, Playboy, Book and Record Album Covers and others.
Clearly, McLean is an underrated and overlooked powerhouse artist.
He is a member of the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame
His work is in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., as well as the National Air and Space Museum.
Signature: the work is Signed lower left.
Movie Poster Illustration for "American Pop"
Work is From a Private collection.