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Charles Dana Gibson

Via: Pin-up Art

http://www.all-art.org/pin-up_art1/gibson1.htm

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The  Gibson Girl was the personification of a feminine ideal as portrayed in the satirical pen-and-ink-illustrated stories created by illustrator Charles Dana Gibson during a 20-year period spanning the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the United States.

Some people argue that the “Gibson Girl” was the first national standard for feminine beauty. For the next two decades, Gibson’s fictional images were extremely popular.

There was merchandising of “saucers, ashtrays, tablecloths, pillow covers, chair covers, souvenir spoons, screens, fans, umbrella stands”, all bearing her image.

The artist saw his creation as representing “thousands of American girls”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_Girl

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August 18, 2011 - Posted by | Pin-up art | , , , ,

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