CHARLES BINGER

07.12.2014 11:46


Master Cover Artists No. 5

CHARLES BINGER

Charles Ashford Binger nasce il 12 ottobre 1907 in Gran Bretagna. Inizia la sua carrier dipingendo manifesti per la Twentieth Century Fox UK.

Durante la II Guerra Mondiale è membro del London Fire Service e della Air Sea Rescue Research. Realizza illustrazioni per campagne come quella del prestito di guerra. I suoi lavori vengono notati da Sir Winston
Churchill e da vari re e regine europei. A Binger vengono affidati anche i ritratti del Bomber Command Eagle Squadron, I primi americani ad agire sul teatro europeo.

Dopo la Guerra Binger si trasferisce a New York City ed inizia a realizzare copertine per Colliers Magazine e vari editori di libri tascabili quali Fawcett, Signet, Pyramid, Pocket, Bantam e Avon. Le sue copertine abbelliscono romanzi di Nathaniel West, Aldous Huxley, John Collier, Ray Bradbury, Erle Stanley Gardner e molti altri ancora. Lo si ricorda soprattutto per le sue copertine di fantascienza negli anni Cinquanta, e per quelle per storie poliziesche hard boiled. Binger contuna anche a dipingere manifesti cinematografici, per film quali La magnifica preda e Comancheros. Realizza inoltre ritratti di famosi attori, attrici e uomini d'affari.

Binger continua a lavorare fino al 1970, e scompare nel gennaio 1974 a Westchester, New York. Una ampia retrospettiva dei suoi lavori ha luogo a Los Angeles nel 2011.


Portrait of actor Yul Brynner


Charles Ashford Binger was born October 12, 1907 in England. He started his career painting movie posters
for Twentieth Century Fox UK.

During WW2 he served as a member of the London Fire Service and Air Sea Rescue Research. He also supplied art for campaigns such as the wartime English Savings Bond Campaign. His work drew notice from Sir Winston Churchill, and several of Europe's crowned heads. Binger was also commissioned to paint portraits of the Bomber Command Eagle Squadron, the first Americans in the European Theater.

Binger moved to New York City after the War, and began painting covers for Colliers Magazine and several paperback publishers including Fawcett, Signet, Pyramid, Pocket, Bantam, Avon. His cover art was used on books by Nathaniel West, Aldous Huxley, John Collier, Ray Bradbury, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many more. He is perhaps best remembered for his science fiction covers in the 1950s, and for his covers for hard-boiled detective pulps. Binger continued to paint movie posters, for such films as River of No Return and The Comancheros. He also made portraits of several famous actors, actresses, and businessmen.

Binger continued to work until 1970, and died in January 1974 in Westchester, New York. A major retrospective show of his work was held in Los Angeles in 2011.



BIBLIOGRAFIA / BIBLIOGRAPHY


A) ILLUSTRAZIONI PER RIVISTE / MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATIONS

Editore/Publisher: CROWELL-COLLIER

The American Magazine - Illustration 01/1956

Collier - Illustration


B) COPERTINE PER TASCABILI / PAPERBACK COVERS

Editore/Publisher: AVON BOOKS

Libido Beach #G-1110 (1962)

The Scarf #494 (1952)


Editore/Publisher: BANTAM BOOKS

Antic Hay #1142 (1953)

Brave New World #A1071 (1952)

The Burning Court #1207 (1954)

Catch a Tiger #1195 (1954)

A Cry of Children #1147 (1953)

Eyeless in Gaza #F1233 (1954)

Fancies and Goodnights #A1106 (1953)

Genghis Khan Emperor of All Men #1127 (1953)

A Gentle Murderer #1083 (1953)

The Golden Apples of the Sun #A1241 (1954)

The Illustrated Man #991 (1952)

Lament for Four Virgins #A1136 (1953)

Man Alone #1247 (1954)

The Man from Brazil #A1205 (1954)

A Rough Shoot #1019 (1953)

The Screaming Mimi #1312 (1955); #1757 (1958)

Southwest #1167 (1953)

Third from the Sun #1294 (1955)

Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow #A944 (1952)

The Treasure of Pleasant Valley #1131 (1952)

Wait, Son, October Is Near #A1236 (1954)

We All Killed Grandma #1176 (1953)

What Mad Universe #1253 (1954)

White Hunter, Black Heart #A1281 (1954)


Editore/Publisher: CARDINAL EDITIONS

The Adventurers #C-204 (1955)

Benton's Row #GC158 (1963)

Captain Rebel #C-249 (1957)

The Case of the Glamorous Ghost #C-282 (1958)

The Dark Angel #C-263 (1963)


Forgive Us Our Trespasses #C-240 (1957)

Frenchman's Creek #C-366 (1959)

Gazella #C-371 (1959)

The Gentleman #C-233 (1956)

Lady L #C-369 (1960)

My Several Worlds #GC35 (1956)

Silver Leopard #C-242 (1957)

The Strong City #C-274 (1957)


Editore/Publisher: CREST BOOKS

Also the Hills # M669 (1963)

The Bystander #S328 (1959)

Came a Cavalier #M525 (1962)

Carlotta McBride #S373 (1960)

Creole Woman #304 (1959)

Million Dollar Tramp #361 (1960)

The River Road #M683 (1968) [Binger?]

So Sweet, So Cruel #125 (1956)

Venus in Sparta #320 (1959)

Wine of Life #D285 (1959)


Editore/Publisher: DELL

Horizon #3707 (1964)

Pray for a Brave Heart #7078 (1965)

The Rose and the Yew Tree #7503 (1964)


Editore/Publisher: FAWCETT CREST

Blue Camelia #T895 (1966)

Editore/Publisher: FAWCETT GOLD MEDAL

The Beach Girls #D1590 (1965)

Slam the Big Door #D1606 (1960)


Editore/Publisher: GOLD MEDAL

Assignment: Zoraya #979 (1960)


The Beach Girls #S907 (1959)

The Deadly Pay-Off #805 (1958)

Death Is My Comrade #986 (1960)

I'm Cannon - for Hire #814 (1958)

One for Sleep #988 (1960)

Secret of the Second Door #855 (1959)

Sinister Madonna #555 (1956)

Slam the Big Door #D1354 (1963)

The Trouble with Love #1037 (1960)


Editore/Publisher: PENNANT

The Altered Ego #P75 (1954)

Beyond Human Ken #P56 (1954)

Takeoff #P15 (1953)

 

Editore/Publisher: PERMA BOOKS

Darien Venture #M-4057 (1957)

Divine Mistress #M-4047 (1956)

The Golden Isle #M-4072 (1957)

His Majesty's Highwayman #M-4129 (1959)

Lady Killer #M 3119 (1958)

The Pusher #3062 (1956)

The Silver Oar #M-4043 (1956)

Slattery's Hurricane #M-4060 (1956)

Star of Macedon #M-4094 (1958)

Storm Haven #M-4008 (1957)

Sword and Scalpel #M-4092 (1958)

That None Should Die #M-4026 (1957)

'Til Death #4166 (1960)


Editore/Publisher: POCKET BOOKS

Captain Judas #1076 (1955)

The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister #1155 (1957)

The Case of the Substitute Face #242 (1959)

Space on My Hands #1077 (1953)

The Treasure of Pleasant Valley #1131 (1956)


Editore/Publisher: PYRAMID BOOKS

Bride of Liberty #R-1007 (1964)

 

C) MANIFESTI CINEMATOGRAFICI / MOVIE POSTER ART

The Comancheros (1961)

Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

The Egyptian (1954)

Niagara (1953)

River of No Return (1954)

Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

The Song of Bernadette (1958)

Titanic (1953)


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