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b. 1921 - d. 1985

Artist Edward Runci was known for his paintings depicting voluptuous women, clowns, and landscapes. He was one of the nation’s original pin-up artists, creating Edward Runci paintings for calendars and advertisements for a wide range of companies, most notably, Coca-Cola.

Runci was born in Italy in 1921, and his family immigrated to the United States in 1930. He had an interest in art from a young age and gained early recognition for his work. After opening his first gallery in the 1940s, he settled in Southern California where portrait paintings by Edward Runci were snapped up by many Hollywood stars.

He created portraits of several prominent figures, including former U.S. Presidential candidate Gerald L.K. Smith. You can find replicas and originals of Edward Runci's oil paintings for sale in galleries throughout the nation. Find further contemporary oil paintings for sale at auction on Invaluable to raise the bar of your collection.

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    • Edward Runci Portrait of a Woman
      Oct. 24, 2020

      Edward Runci Portrait of a Woman

      Est: $400 - $600

      Edward Runci (Italian, American, 1921-1986) Portrait of a Woman Oil on canvas Signed Runci, lower right

      Larsen Art Auction
    • Edward Runci (1921-1986) Portrait Of A Man
      Aug. 28, 2020

      Edward Runci (1921-1986) Portrait Of A Man

      Est: $500 - $1,000

      Medium: Oil On Canvas // Signed bottom right // measurements: 40.5 in. X 35 in. Art 29.5 in. X 23.5 in. // (4)

      EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
    • Edward Runci (1921-1986) Portrait Of A Woman
      Aug. 28, 2020

      Edward Runci (1921-1986) Portrait Of A Woman

      Est: $500 - $1,000

      Medium: Oil On Canvas // Signed Bottom Right // Measurements: Frame 34.5 In. X 30.5 In Art 23.5 In. X 19.5 In. // (4)

      EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
    • Edward Runci Portrait of a Woman
      Apr. 04, 2020

      Edward Runci Portrait of a Woman

      Est: $600 - $800

      Edward Runci (American, 1921-1986) Portrait of a Woman Signed Runci, lower right

      Larsen Art Auction
    • Oil on canvas by Edward Runci
      May. 20, 2019

      Oil on canvas by Edward Runci

      Est: $400 - $700

      Oil on canvas "portrait of Indian" by California artist Edward Runci (1921-1986), 19.7"x15.6"

      International Auction Gallery
    • Edward Runci (1921-1986) Oil Painting On Board
      Dec. 08, 2018

      Edward Runci (1921-1986) Oil Painting On Board

      Est: -

      No title. Listed artist signed in the lower right corner. Frame measures approximately 18”x21” board measures approximately 11”x14”. Good overall condition. 387

      EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
    • EDWARD RUNCI ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PAINTING
      Mar. 04, 2017

      EDWARD RUNCI ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PAINTING

      Est: $200 - $300

      (American 1921 - 1986) Oil on canvas. Portrait of a young Native American girl. Signed to verso 'Demo By Runci' Housed in gilt wood frame. SIZE: 20" x 15 1/2" overall 23" x19" CONDITION: Very good, No issues

      Midnight Sun Antique Auction
    • Edward Runci (1921-1986) Oil On Canvas Portrait
      Feb. 18, 2017

      Edward Runci (1921-1986) Oil On Canvas Portrait

      Est: -

      Edward Was A California Artist Known For Illustrations, Portraits, Pin-up, Clowns & Native American Portraits. This Portrait Of Sheila Husberg. Frame Measures Approximately 34.5" X 30.5". Painting Measures Approximately 24" X 19.5" Bo16

      EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
    • Edward Runci (1921-1986) Oil On Canvas Portrait
      Feb. 18, 2017

      Edward Runci (1921-1986) Oil On Canvas Portrait

      Est: -

      Edward Was A California Artist Known For Illustrations, Portraits, Pin-up, Clowns & Native American Portraits. This Portrait Of Allan Husberg. Frame Measures Approximately 41" X 35" , Painting Measures 29.5" X 23.5". Bo16

      EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
    • Painting, Edward Runci
      Oct. 17, 2015

      Painting, Edward Runci

      Est: $250 - $450

      Edward Runci (American, 1921-1986), Sunlight Through the Autumn Woods, oil on canvas, signed lower left, canvas: 18"w x 36"w, overall (framed): 25.5"h x 43.5"w

      Clars Auctions
    • Edward RUNCI (1921-1985) "Pin-up sur fond blanc au tutu"
      Jan. 31, 2014

      Edward RUNCI (1921-1985) "Pin-up sur fond blanc au tutu"

      Est: €3,000 - €4,000

      Edward RUNCI (1921-1985) "Pin-up sur fond blanc au tutu" Huile sur toile signée en bas à gauche 71,5 x 40,5 cm

      Piasa
    • Edward RUNCI (1920-1985) "Pin-up sur un escabot" Huile sur toile signée en bas à gauche 76
      Jan. 31, 2014

      Edward RUNCI (1920-1985) "Pin-up sur un escabot" Huile sur toile signée en bas à gauche 76

      Est: €4,000 - €5,000

      Edward RUNCI (1920-1985) "Pin-up sur un escabot" Huile sur toile signée en bas à gauche 76.5 x 61 cm

      Piasa
    • EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1986) Pin-Up in a Floral B
      May. 04, 2011

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1986) Pin-Up in a Floral B

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1986) Pin-Up in a Floral Bikini Oil on canvas 25 x 19 in. Signed lower right From the Estate of Charles Martignette. This painting was reproduced as figure 634 in The Great American Pin-Up by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen, 1996.

      Heritage Auctions
    • EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Blonde in Red Dress
      Feb. 11, 2011

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Blonde in Red Dress

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Blonde in Red Dress Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. Signed lower right

      Heritage Auctions
    • EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) A Cut-Out Doll, 1959
      Feb. 11, 2011

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) A Cut-Out Doll, 1959

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) A Cut-Out Doll, 1959 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. Signed lower right This painting was reproduced as figure 626 in The Great American Pin-Up by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen, 1996, and on page 1 of Pin Up Poster Book-The Edward Runci Collection by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Collector's Press, Inc., 1997. From the Collection of Craig Macmillan.

      Heritage Auctions
    • EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Magician's Assistant
      Feb. 11, 2011

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Magician's Assistant

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Magician's Assistant Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. Signed lower left From the Collection of Craig Macmillan.

      Heritage Auctions
    • EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Black Dress Oil on c
      Feb. 11, 2011

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Black Dress Oil on c

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Black Dress Oil on canvas 29.5 x 23.5 in. Signed lower left

      Heritage Auctions
    • EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Fall Football Fever,
      Aug. 17, 2010

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Fall Football Fever,

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Fall Football Fever, Nesbitt's calendar ad, 1956 Oil on canvas 15.5 x 15 in. Not signed This illustration is included in Charles Martignette and Louis Meisel's, Pin Up Poster Book: The Edward Runci Collection, page 7. A copy of the book is included with this lot.

      Heritage Auctions
    • EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Hidden Treasures, 19
      Aug. 17, 2010

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Hidden Treasures, 19

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Hidden Treasures, 1949 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. Signed lower left This painting was reproduced as figure 629 in The Great American Pin-Up by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen, 1996, and also in Pin-up Poster Book The Ed Runci Collection by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Collectors Press, 1997. From the Estate of Charles Martignette.

      Heritage Auctions
    • Runci, Edward - Wish You Were Here
      May. 06, 2010

      Runci, Edward - Wish You Were Here

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Wish You Were Here, 1947 Oil on canvas 28 x 22 in. Signed lower right This painting was reproduced as figure 631 in The Great American Pin-Up by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen, 1996, and also on page 4 in Pin-Up Poster Book -- The Edward Runci Collection by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Collectors Press, 1997.

      Heritage Auctions
    • Runci, Edward - Haystack Playmate
      May. 06, 2010

      Runci, Edward - Haystack Playmate

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Haystack Playmate, 1955 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. Signed lower right This painting was reproduced as figure 620 in The Great American Pin-Up by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen, 1996. It was also featured in Pin-Up Poster Book -- The Edward Runci Collection, Charles G. Martignette and Louis Meisel, Collectors Press, 1997, as a full page plate and also as the back cover. From the Estate of Charles Martignette.

      Heritage Auctions
    • EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Finger Puppets,
      Oct. 27, 2009

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Finger Puppets,

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Finger Puppets, Shaw Barton Calendar illustration Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. Signed lower right This painting was reproduced as figure 623 in The Great American Pin-Up by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen Books, 1996. From the Estate of Charles Martignette.

      Heritage Auctions
    • EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Pin-up Oil on
      Jul. 15, 2009

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Pin-up Oil on

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Pin-up Oil on canvas 30 x 24 in. Signed lower left This painting was reproduced as figure 619 in The Great American Pin-Up by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen Books, 1996.

      Heritage Auctions
    • EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Sprig Soda ad
      Jul. 15, 2009

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Sprig Soda ad

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      EDWARD RUNCI (American, 1921-1985) Sprig Soda ad illustration Oil on canvas 20.5 x 18 in. Signed lower right From the Estate of Charles Martignette.

      Heritage Auctions
    • EDWARD RUNCI (American 1921 - 1985) Nesbitt's
      Oct. 15, 2008

      EDWARD RUNCI (American 1921 - 1985) Nesbitt's

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      EDWARD RUNCI (American 1921 - 1985) Nesbitt's Orange Ad Illustration, group of 2 Oil on canvas 22 x 16 in. Not signed

      Heritage Auctions
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