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Gil Elvgren, ‘Haven't I Got Swell Eggs?’, 1946, Rago/Wright
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Gil Elvgren

Haven't I Got Swell Eggs?, 1946

Oil on canvas
30 1/4 × 24 1/4 in
76.8 × 61.6 cm
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Signed 'Elvgren'.
Gil Elvgren
American, 1914–1980
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Considered one of the most important pin-up painters of the 20th century, Gil Elvgren created iconic images of the all-American feminine ideal. From the mid 1930s through 1972, Elvgren produced over 500 oil paintings for commercial use, including illustrations for Coca-Cola, calendars, major magazines, and advertising agencies. A protégé of Haddon Sundblom, Elvgren drew from the tradition of “pretty girl” illustrations, depicting women as sexualized and domesticated consumers of household goods and embodying the American dream of a comfortable family lifestyle. Elvgren’s work influenced many other pin-up artists, including Mel Ramos and John Kacere.

Gil Elvgren, ‘Haven't I Got Swell Eggs?’, 1946, Rago/Wright
Gil Elvgren, ‘Haven't I Got Swell Eggs?’, 1946, Rago/Wright
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About the work
Bibliography
Provenance
RW
Rago/Wright
Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed 'Elvgren'.
Gil Elvgren
American, 1914–1980
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Considered one of the most important pin-up painters of the 20th century, Gil Elvgren created iconic images of the all-American feminine ideal. From the mid 1930s through 1972, Elvgren produced over 500 oil paintings for commercial use, including illustrations for Coca-Cola, calendars, major magazines, and advertising agencies. A protégé of Haddon Sundblom, Elvgren drew from the tradition of “pretty girl” illustrations, depicting women as sexualized and domesticated consumers of household goods and embodying the American dream of a comfortable family lifestyle. Elvgren’s work influenced many other pin-up artists, including Mel Ramos and John Kacere.

Gil Elvgren

Haven't I Got Swell Eggs?, 1946

Oil on canvas
30 1/4 × 24 1/4 in
76.8 × 61.6 cm
Bidding closed
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