May/June 2019 edition
Issue #5 AutoMobilia Resource Magazine
In 1937, Gil Elvgren began painting calendar pin-ups for one of America’s leading publishing co’s, where he created about 60 works on 28″×22″ canvas with a distinguishing printed signature. Many of his pin-ups were reproduced as nose art on military aircraft during WW II. Around 1944, Gil was approached by Brown and Bigelow, where he began working with 30″×24″ canvases, a format he would use for the next 30 years, and signed his work in cursive. Want this one or have a pin-up you would like to see featured on our retro pin-up page? Send me an e-mail.
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