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Vintage Erotica – Image Gallery

Via: Wicked Knickers



‘The Spirit of Togetherness is Wonderful’ – pin up art by Bill Randall, 1950s


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November 15, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Hilda – Image Gallery

Via: Huffington Post


The phrase “pinup girl” often conjures up images of hourglass figures and vintage fashion. But how often are the pin-ups we see actually plus-plus-PLUS size women?

Not often enough. That’s why we’re so excited that Hilda, originally drawn in the 1950s by illustrator Duane Bryers, resurfaced on the Internet this week.

According to the blog Messy Nessy Chic, Hilda is a vintage icon who was <> “one of history’s longest running calendar queens“ alongside Marilyn Monroe and others.

“She’s a creation out of my head. I had various models over the years, but some of my best Hilda paintings I’ve ever done were done without a model,” Bryers said in an interview with illustrator Les Toil.

See MORE of the lovely Hilda, HERE:

August 10, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Alberto Vargas

Via: History of Art: Pin-up Art



Alberto Vargas (9 February 1896 – 30 December 1982) was a noted Peruvian painter of pin-up girls. He is often considered one of the most famous of the pin-up artists. Numerous Vargas paintings have sold for tens of thousands of dollars.

Born in Arequipa, Peru, Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chávez moved to the United States in 1916 after studying art in Europe prior to World War I. He was the son of famous Peruvian photographer Max T. Vargas.

His early career included work as an artist for the Ziegfeld Follies and for many Hollywood studios. Vargas’ most famous piece of film work was that for the 1933 film The Sin of Nora Moran, which shows a near-naked Zita Johann in a pose of desperation. The poster is frequently named one of the greatest movie posters ever made.

He became famous in the 1940s as the creator of iconic World War II era pin-ups for Esquire magazine known as “VargasGirls.”

The nose art of many World War II aircraft was adapted from these Esquire pin-ups.



August 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 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