Signature: Signed 'Elvgren'.
The Pin-Up Art of Gil Elvgren, 1983, Louis Meisel Gallery, New York
Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, The Great American Pin-Up, Cologne, 2014, pg. 149, fig. 265 illustrates this work | Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Gil Elvgren, Cologne, 2013, ppg. 144-145, fig. 361 illustrates this work
Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, MN | Oleshansky/Ravitz Collection
About Gil Elvgren
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.
American, 1914-1980, St. Paul, Minnesota