Born Morris Kusnetzov in New York, Morr Kusnet (1908 – 1990) was a commercial artist who provided newspapers with portraits of film stars.
By 1935, Morr was doing magazine covers , and as late as 1963, he did a cover of Carol Burnett for TV Guide.
Here are some examples of his work. There was mention on pulp artists.com of a charcoal drawing he did of the 12 ANGRY MEN, but I haven’t been able to find a copy.
I’m not sure if he was ever employed by any of the studios , or just freelanced.
A fine artist.
Love those portraits – but the Marlene cover is by Marland Stone (1895 – 1975). Similar style though.
Sorry about that. Will take it out. Thanks for letting me know.
Vienna, I so enjoy viewing these wonderful examples of art from the GOLDEN AGE. Morr Kusnet had so much talent that we can still appreciate and enjoy. I really like the Lamarr/ Taylor, Ann Sothern, and Day/Cagney.
Thanks, Walter. I love these black and white paintings,