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Moran originally worked in pastels, and created all his earlier works using this medium, though his images were not initially the risqué artworks that other pinup artists often produced.

Moran's most famous model was Marilyn Monroe, somebody he painted on a regular basis. From the 50's, he had begun painting nudes, and also changed from using pastels to Oils. He stayed with the oil and nudes approach until his death in 1984

One of the nice touches to Moran's work is the signature he most often used. So many times you see artwork from other artists with an almost coded figure or sqiggle representing the artist name, Moran's signature was the opposite, being clear and concise. The only time when a Moran girl isn't so obvious, is when he signed them Steffa, something he was known to do on occasion.




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Enoch Bolles (3 March 1883 – 16 March 1976) was an American painter of pin-up art. He was among the earliest and most widely circulated glamour illustrators. While known today solely as a pinup artist, Bolles was a versatile illustrator who also worked extensively in the advertising industry, creating hundreds of attractive color illustrations for products ranging from bread to cigarettes. His most widely reproduced advertising illustration is the "Windy Girl" for Zippo lighters. This work, produced in 1937, has recently been reissued as the Vargas Windy Girl and has appeared in well over 100 variations on Zippo lighters.




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George Brown Petty IV (27 April 1894 – 21 July 1975) was an American pin-up artist. His pin-up art appeared primarily in Esquire and Fawcett Publications's True but was also in calendars marketed by Esquire, True and Ridgid Tool Company. Petty's Esquire gatefolds originated and popularized the magazine device of centerfold spreads. Reproductions of his work were widely rendered by military artists as nose art decorating warplanes during the Second World War, including the Memphis Belle, known as “Petty Girls”.




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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 of the original Vargas paintings have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars.




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Born in Seattle, Armstrong moved to Chicago in 1908 and later enrolled in the Art institute, during which time he studied under John Vanderpoel. Later moving to New York where he studied under Robert Henri.

During the coming years and throughout the 20s and 30s, his work was seen at theatres and on the covers of magazines, as well as being used on sheet music on a regular basis. 1927 seeing him as one of the best selling calendar artists at Brown and Bigelow, and also hired by RCA in 1930 to paint pinup art for their products, all of which provided sufficient funds to allow his Mansion on Little neck bay (Long Island) to host friends and use the lagoon for their boats, whilst the location itself proved ideal for his style, with him often painting his models outdoors.




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William Albartus DeVorss, more commonly known as Billy DeVorss, was born in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1908. He graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1934 and soon after moved to New York to pursue his career in both pin-up art and advertising.

While his work does not have the almost photographic quality of Vargas, it is his use of colour that make Billy DeVorss's work stand out. He worked almost exclusively in pastels, due to both the speed at which he could work and the effect it produced.





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Early works concentrated on circus and portrait subjects, including such prominent individuals as Emmett Kelly, Merle Evans, and American painter Norman Rockwell.

Rust is a prolific and talented Pin-up girl and glamour artist, with over 850 pin-up and nude oil paintings preferring large 30" x 24" sized paintings. His career has benefited from the current revivial in pinup art, but he continues to paint a variety of subjects. "Men will always love girls," he says. "Being able to do a variety of subject matter keeps me from going insane."

Rust has produced more than 15,000 paintings, some of which hang in the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution.

Other work has included illustrations for books and magazines.






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Gil Elvgren (March 15, 1914 – February 29, 1980), born Gillette Elvgren, was an American painter of pin-up girls, advertising and illustration. Elvgren was one of the more important pin-up and glamour artists of the twentieth century. Today he is best known for his pin-up paintings for Brown & Bigelow. Elvgren studied at the American Academy of Art.




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Ernest Chiriaka was born Anastassios Kyriakakos to Greek immigrant parents in New York City in 1913.
Starting in 1952 with Esquire, he produced some fine pinup and paperback book covers.





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Peter Driben, an American pin-up artist, was perhaps one of the most productive pin-up artists of the 1940s and 1950s. Although both Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgren have extensive catalogues of work, neither came close to the output of Driben. Driben's pinups delighted the American public from the beginning of World War II until the great baby boom of the 1950s.

Born in Boston, Driben studied at Vesper George Art School before moving to Paris (circa 1925). While taking classes at the Sorbonne in 1925, he began a series of highly popular pen-and-ink drawings of the city's showgirls. His first known pin-up was the cover to Tattle Tales in October 1934, and by 1935 he was producing covers for Snappy, Pep, New York Nights, French Night Life and Caprice. Driben's popularity continued to rise in the late thirties with covers for Silk Stocking Stories, Gay Book, Movie Merry-Go-Round and Real Screen Fun.






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Born Edgar Earl Macpherson, he started his career in the art business by painting posters for a local theatre, before moving on to take evening classes with the Chouinard School of art. 1929 saw him Painting portraits of wealthy guests who were staying at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honalulu. His name eventually brought him to the attention of Brown and Bigelow. An alliance that saw his artwork take off in a big way with the introduction of the Artists Sketchbook in 1943. Though it should be said, in Earl's eyes at least, a bigger alliance than that of his starting work with Brown and Bigelow, was the one he made with the first girl he painted for them, he married her.




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Jerry Lind was born October 31, 1937 in Duluth, Minnesota, the fourth son of Alma and Hjalmar von Lind. His father Hjalmar was born the son of Baron Johann von Lind in a small town outside of Stockholm, Sweden.

With the exception of 18 years in the military he has devoted his life to art. Perfecting his artistic skills through the years in all phases of art profession.

He began as a young apprentice in a publishing firm doing graphic art and advancing through the years in fields of art direction, illustrator of magazine art, portrait painter, pinup artist for calendars and classical painting. Becoming nationally known as a wildlife, western, editorial, calendar and portrait painter.





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Olivia de Berardinis (born 1948) is an American painter of pin-up art and erotic art.

Olivia De Berardinis was born in California in 1948 but spent most of her childhood on the East Coast. Her father, Sante De Berardinis, was a freelance aeronautical engineer, and his work kept Olivia's family constantly on the move. Being the only child, Olivia lived in an adult world where she spent much of her time drawing. Olivia's playful, flirtatious mother, Connie, served as her favorite model and muse. In 1967 she attended the New York School of Visual Arts, and became involved in the minimalist art movement while there. Over the next few years she took odd jobs to pay the rent but continued to paint and began to show her work, primarily minimalist oils on canvas. By 1974 financial pressures induced Olivia to seek out commercial art work, and so she returned to the skills she had gained as a child, painting beautiful women for periodicals and paperback publishers. In a short time Olivia secured regular work painting erotic fantasies for men's magazines.




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Greg and his twin brother often worked together, working on numerous covers for novels, and even creating the global artwork for the Star wars movie when it first came on the scene. At the turn of the century, Greg decided to strike out alone and paint something that would be his, and not confused with the work of the brothers Hildebrandt.

His chosen medium became the female form. Unlike many traditional pinup artists, his art displays as much detail in the backgrounds as the main image of the woman he paints. Part of this being that he likes to paint good girls in bad situations, or bad girls in good situations, something that calls for more than just the image of the girl to be present. This background detail and the often striking lighting effects, usually lead to the viewer spending longer taking in the details of the whole image rather than just the model herself.




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Hajime Sorayama was born in Ehime Prefecture (Japan). He served time working in the private sector before beginning independent freelance work in the early 70's, with his robotic works coming to the fore in the latter part of that same decade. His works range from the mildly erotic, all the way through and beyond fetish and fantasy to virtual pornography.




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Mobius was born in East Germany (1968), his work in the painting of the female form being his chosen style almost immediately he began painting. He unashamedly says that he was initially led by the artwork produced by Sorayama, though his view is that he has changed his style accordingly, and although many of his works resemble those of Hajime, he has his own differences in style.




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