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TITLE: Can You Tie This? Freeman Elliot (b.1922) Each page of these twelve-page calendars had a primary pin-up figure surrounded by several razor-crisp side sketches commenting in some way on the main picture. The large pin-up was painted in gouache, Elliot's favourite medium, the smaller sketches done in pencil.
Freeman Elliot pinup artist, born in 1922 in a suburb of Chicago, IL He served in the Navy in World War ll.
EDWARD D'ANCONA - The first company to publish D'Ancona pin-ups, about 1935 to 1937, was Louis F. Dow in St Paul. D'Ancona worked in oil on canvas and his originals from that time usually measured about 30 x 22 inches. His early work is comparable in quality to that of the young Gil Elvgren, who had begun to work for Dow in 1937.
ENOCH BOLLES - 1943, for Titter magazine Enoch Bolles (1883 - 1976) was one of the best known of the Art Deco era pin-up artists. Bolles' pin-up girls were fun-loving and sexy, often provocative in their poses but occasionally caught in embarrassed or slightly self-conscious moods. Bolles often incorporated Art Deco backgrounds, spotlights and other props, and clothing such as flimsy negligees and wet bathing suits into his work.
Peter Driben (1903-1968) He produced a prolific number of covers for magazies such as Beauty Parade, Eyeful, Titter, Wink, Whisper and Flirt.