Feb 08, 2024 - Sale 2658

Sale 2658 - Lot 6

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000


"The Embrace" and "Woman in German Soldier's Jacket."
Two studies for New American Library: Cover of Act of Passion by Georges Simenon (New York: Signet, 1953). Oil on canvas panel. 191x165 mm, 7½x6½ inches on 10½x8-inch board. Signed in left margin with the inscription: "The Embrace - Eddie O'Connor, #2"; and Unknown publication, [1952]. Oil on canvas panel. 165x140 mm, 6½x5½ inches on 9x7-inch board. Signed in lower margin with the inscription, "Nazi officer's whore."

Meltzoff was an illustrator designing covers for magazines and books.