New York, NY — Louis K. Meisel Gallery is pleased to announce “The Great American Pin-Up” on view September 5 – 30th, 2017.
Originating in the late 1930s, pin-up illustration became prominent during WWII and its prevalence continued throughout the late 50s and 60s. In recent decades, early pin-up artists have been recognized not only as commercial illustrators, but as fine artists in their own right.
“The Great American Pin-Up” presents a survey of the most prominent artists spanning the early 1940s through the late 1960s. Oils, pastels and gouaches are featured by the likes of Gil Elvgren, Alberto Vargas, George Petty, and Zoë Mozert to name a few. While many of these works are highly recognizable, all of them capture a more innocent and playful era.