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Willy Pogany – ‘Gone With The Wind’

Good Dog! Good Dog!



William Andrew (“Willy”) Pogany (born Vilmos Andreas Pogány) (August 1882 – 30 July 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children’s and OTHER books.

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June 3, 2012 Posted by | Pin-up art | , , , , | Leave a comment

Edward D’Ancona – Image Gallery

“Rhapsody in Black”


Although D’Ancona was a prolific pin-up artist who produced hundreds of enjoyable images, almost nothing is known about his background. He sometimes signed his paintings with the name “D’Amarie”, but his real name appears on numerous calendar prints published from the mid 1930s through the mid 1950s, and perhaps as late as 1960.



November 5, 2011 Posted by | Pin-up art | , , | Leave a comment

Joe Bowler – Image Gallery

Joe Bowler – (1928 ~)

Joseph Bowler started is professional career at 19 with a sale to
Cosmopolitan (1947). Romantic story art for most of the major slicks: Saturday Evening Post, Redbook, Ladies’ Home Journal, McCall’s, Good Housekeeping, Time; ads for Phillips Morris, Pepsi, La-Z-Boy, Bibb Sheets.

Was one of the last illustrators to contribute cover art to major magazines in the late 50s. Moved from illustration to portraits in the 60s, covering first ladies to Miss Americas.



October 26, 2011 Posted by | Pin-up art | , , , | Leave a comment

Valery Barykin

Via: Dailycollector.net

I HATE when this happens!



September 20, 2011 Posted by | Pin-up art | , , , | Leave a comment

Jules Erbit

Via: History of Art – Pin-up Art



Little is known about Jules Erbit, but this master of pastels was one of the most prolific pin-up artists from the 1930s into the 1950s. His lovely women grace calendars, posters and prints, published by C. Moss, Brown & Bigelow, and others.

Bathing-suit beauties are rare among the works of Erbit, who specialized in more sedate, but nonetheless sensual images. Erbit typifies the glamour approach a characteristic Erbit pin-up features a lovely woman in a gown leaning against the rail of a ship, or lounging in a garden. It’s a soft-focus, flowers-in-the-hair world.



September 10, 2011 Posted by | Pin-up art | , , , | Leave a comment

John Kacere

Via: History of Art: Pin-up Art



John C. Kacere (June 23, 1920, Walker, Iowa – August 5, 1999, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) was an American Photorealist. Originally an Abstract-Expressionist, Kacere moved to Photorealism in 1963.

The subject of his Photorealistic paintings were exclusively the mid section of the female body.



August 22, 2011 Posted by | Pin-up art, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Charles Dana Gibson

Via: Pin-up Art



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”.



August 18, 2011 Posted by | Pin-up art | , , , , | Leave a comment

Art Frahm

Via: History of Pin-up Art



Art Frahm – wikipedia

Art Frahm (1907–1981) was an American painter of campy pin-up girls and advertising.

Frahm lived in Chicago, and was active from the 1940s to 1960s. Today he is best known for his “ladies in distress” pictures involving beautiful young women whose panties mysteriously flutter to the ground in public situations, often causing them to spill their bag of groceries. In one of Frahm’s noted idiosyncratic touches, celery is often depicted.



August 15, 2011 Posted by | Pin-up art | , , , , | Leave a comment

Mike Ludlow



Mike Ludlow (1921 – )

Via: American Art Archieves

Holds the distinction of providing Esquire with it’s last pin-up calendar.

Ad work for Balantine Ale, Douglas Aircraft, RCA (classical LP albums).

Story art for Saturday Evening Post, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, and Family Circle.



August 13, 2011 Posted by | Pin-up art | , , , | 1 Comment

Al Brule

Via: Pin-up Art



August 12, 2011 Posted by | Pin-up art | , , , | Leave a comment