Collectors know Andy Jurinko, the artist who celebrated the golden age of baseball with his portraits of some of the game’s all-time greats. The post-World War II era was a time that welcomed such legendary stars as Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams, and Henry Aaron into the national consciousness, a fifteen year stretch marked by Robinson’s breaking of the color barrier in 1947 and by ten Yankee championships.
Jurinko spent twenty years creating more than 600 portraits of the colorful characters and stadiums that typify this era, all collected here for the first time in Golden Boys. With illuminating text by sportswriter Christopher Jennison, Golden Boys is the definitive artistic portrait of a remarkable time in American sports history.
Jurinko’s baseball paintings have appeared on the covers and in more than 20 books.
Unfortunately, the artist passed away last year and didn’t get to see the book published, but Jennison has been out promoting it.
You can buy the book at Amazon.com.