A Merry Christmas by Ed Emshwiller, 1951
Artist Ed Emshwiller (1925-1990) was “a major figure in the history of video art,” an experimental filmmaker and expressionist painter. Starting in the 1950s, his illustrations appeared on the covers of dozens of science fiction magazines and pulp novels.
Emshwiller’s papers are archived at CalArts– where he’d served as dean of the School of Film/Video and provost.
recommended reading: a fine appreciation of Emshwiller’s life and work by film critic A.S. Hamrah appeared in Artforum, January 2020 https://www.artforum.com/print/reviews/202001/ed-emshwiller-81634
Susan Morgan on December 25, 2020