Here at Cincinnati-based Fabulous Frames & Art, we’re counting down the days until the annual Reds Opening Day Parade, and we were saddened to learn about the recent passing of Andy Jurinko, one of the artists whose work we carry, who specialized in baseball-themed art.
Andrew Floyd Jurinko was born in Phillipsburg, NJ on June 17, 1939. His father was a factory worker and an avid baseball fan, a passion that young Andrew also shared, playing baseball in high school. He then attended art school in Philadelphia and then started working as an illustrator. In the early 1980s, he started combining his dual passions of art and baseball, traveling to stadiums around the country and spending weeks poring over photographs at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Jurinko focused on the 1946 through 1960 seasons. He memorialized iconic baseball fields — Wrigley Field in Chicago, the old Yankee Stadium in New York City, Fenway Park in Boston, and our own long-lost Crosley Field in Cincinnati, shown above and available in our stores. In his work, he also honored individual players, like Duke Snider of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Willie Mays, the “The Say Hey Kid.”
Andy Jurinko passed away on February 14th, 2011 in his Manhattan home. You can read his full obituary in the New York Times.
Fabulous Frames & Art is a family-owned custom frame shop and print gallery with five locations in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. We are the world’s largest dealer in the work of Charley Harper, and also carry the work of his wife Edie Harper, their son Brett Harper, and other artists including John Ruthven, G. Harvey, John Stobart, Mort Kunstler, Michael Blaser, and Charles Frace, among many others.