Sascha Brastoff (1918-1993) Original Charcoal Drawing c.1961
Rare original drawing by listed 20th Century American designer Sascha Brastoff.
The artwork measures 17" x 23.5". The frame measures 24.5" x 31".
The mat is loosely fit inside the frame. A new mat and frame would give this rare drawing a new life. Be sure to use archival materials when framing to protect this art treasure the decades to come.
The drawing is signed and dated 1961.
Sascha Brastoff (October 23, 1918 - February 4, 1993) was an iconic mid century designer who had a ceramics studio. He was active in the Los Angeles area from 1947-1963 when he left his company due to ill health. The Sascha Brastoff Ceramics Factory, designed by architects A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Earl Emmons, was located at 11520 West Olympic Boulevard in Downtown Los Angeles.
Brastoff was the long-term romantic partner of Hollywood costume designer Howard Shoup.
1918 Sascha Brastoff was born Samuel Brostofsky in Cleveland, Ohio, one of eight children
1935 At age 17, Brastoff studies dance and eventually dances with the Cleveland Ballet.
1940 Attends Western Reserve School of Art in Cleveland. Brastoff goes to work for Macy's designing window displays in NYC.
1942 Brastoff enters the Army Air Force. Initially designing posters, he joins the ATC road show. He becomes well known for his comic interpretation of Carmen Miranda, called by theater legend Moss Hart as the "greatest sight laugh of this century."
1944 Brastoff moves to California and signs a seven year contract with 20th Century Fox as a designer and entertainer.
1947 Brastoff opens his first ceramic plant in Los Angeles producing hand painted earthenware.
Very nice condition. Needs a new mat.