George Barbier (1882-1932), was one of several leading figures in the birth of Art Deco fashion, acclaimed for his
elegant Roaring Twenties illustrations. He was a regular contributor to the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs and a member
of a select group of artists who created illustrations for the limited edition publication, La Gazette du Bon Ton.
This exclusive periodical was the precursor of Vogue magazine, targeting the elite fashion and design world of Paris.
Barbier also did artwork for le Jardin des Dames et des Modes, Modes et Manières d'Aujourd'hui, Les Feuillets d'Art, Fémina,
Vogue, and Comoedia Illustré. He also exhibited at the Salon des Humoristes in 1910 under the name of Edouard William.
Barbier illustrated catalogs and books, as well, including the poetry books of Paul Verlaine and Charles Baudelaire, and graphic
albums of dancer Nijinsky in roles of the Ballet Russes.
Jeff Crouch is an internet artist in Grand Prairie, Texas. He plays at art as though it were a game of hide and go
seek. His graphic work has appeared in The Blue Smoke Band, Poems Niederngasse, ardent, moria, eratio postmodern poetry,
Ancient Heart Magazine, Speculative Fiction Centre, JMWW, Quill and Ink, Stirring: A Literary Collection, Spoiled Ink, Lunatic
Chameleon, Triplopia, Events Quarterly, Skive Magazine, Subtle Tea, Literary Vision Magazine (LitVision), Prose Toad, Lily,
Ink Pot, Generator Press (April 2006 Exhibit), Monkey Kettle, BluePrintReview, DogEar, Expose'd, Misanthropists Anonymous
(with Molly Crouch), Above Ground Testing (with Molly Crouch), Dicey Brown, as well as many others, with more
forthcoming in Forklift Ohio, Acton, Defenestration Magazine, HiNgE, Southern Hum, and Strange Road. Jeff was
the cover artist for the Summer 2006 issue of The Centrifugal Eye, and several of his artworks appear throughout the
E.A. Hanninen takes commissions and contracts for editorial & advertising illustration, and teaches painting and writing
courses now and then. She specializes in acrylics, pastels, airbrush and computer graphics & illustration and loves exploring
impressionism, realism & surrealism in her artwork. She's also a writer, poet, and Editor-in-Chief of The Centrifugal Eye.
You'll find several of her pieces in this issue, and a few more showcased in the Special Summer issue of Mannequin Envy
H. Helmy lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and says he enjoys nature and expresses his feelings towards his environment
via his paintings on canvas. "Painting for me is another form of writing . . . like a story . . . The title adds extra dimensions."
He loves colors: red for love and passion, black for quiet, "before the action, before the storm". His artwork has been auctioned
for the MAKE-A-WISH Foundation® of Eastern Ontario and other fund-raising events, displayed in the Moth Gallery Of Fine Arts,
Grand Forks Art Gallery and Lady Audrey's Gallery, and some of his artwork appeared in
The Aurora Review.
Jennifer Lagier is an amateur photographer who enjoys combining her love for hiking and the outdoors with picture-taking,
which further inspires her poetry. Jennifer is also The Centrifugal Eye's Summer Featured Poet. She teaches computer
literacy courses at Hartnell College and California State University, Monterey Bay.
Charles Martin (1884 - 1934) studied at the Montpelier Ecole des Beaux Arts, Academie Julian, and Ecole Des Beaux Arts
in Paris. He became well-known as a principal Art Deco fashion designer, illustrator, graphic artist and posterist, and was
also involved in ballet and theater set design. As did his peer, George Barbier, Martin became a regular contributor to French
fashion journals Journal Des Dames et Des Modes, Modes et Manieres d'Aujourd'hui, La Gazette du Bon Ton, and eventually,
Vogue. He is said to have favored a Cubist-style in his illustrations.