Vaughan Alden Bass

Vaughan Alden Bass

Vaughan Alden Bass – American pin up artist. Bass was a Chicago artist who started his career working for the Louis F. Dow Company in St. Paul during the mid-1930s. Vaughan Alden Bass created his own pin-ups for Brown & Bigelow, but he worked for Dow as a...


Fritz Willis

Fritz Willis

Fritz Willis (1907 – 1979) – classic American Pin Up Artist. In 1946, Esquire announced an important new feature entitled the Esquire Gallery of Glamour & the magazine selected Fritz Willis to supply the inaugural illustration – it was his first...


Ron Lesser

Ron Lesser

Ron Lesser – American illustrator. In the 70’s and 80’s Ron made several hundred western paperback covers and movie posters. During the 90’s Lesser was represented by galleries in Scottsdale Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and...


Arnold Armitage

Arnold Armitage

Arnold Armitage (1899–1991) was a British-born artist and illustrator, best known for his work with pin-up art. He moved to the United States around 1925 and settled in Hollywood, California, working for the Foster and Kleiser Company, which produced billboards....


Walt Otto

Walt Otto

Walt Otto (1895-1963) – American painter. In the 1920’s Otto’s work was published on the front covers of national magazines such as “The Saturday Evening Post” and “Woman’s Weekly”. Between 1935 and 1945, Otto’s artwork appeared on billboards and posters for...


Joyce Ballantyne

Joyce Ballantyne

Joyce Ballantyne (1918 – 2006) – pin-up painter, best known for the iconic Coppertone cocker and kid ad which graced ads and billboards for many years More info and pics: Joyce Ballantyne at American Art Archives Joyce Ballantyne at...