Collection of Gil Elvgren for Louis F. Dow Company
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Gil Elvgren (March
15, 1914 to February 29, 1980), born Gilette Elvgren, was an
American painter of pin-up girls, advertising and illustration.
Elvgren lived in various locations, and was active from the 1930s
to 1970s. Elvgren studied at the American Academy of Art. Elvgren
was one of the most important pin-up and glamour artists of the
twentieth century. In addition, he was a classical American
illustrator. He was a master of portraying the feminine, but he
wasn't limited to the calendar pin-up industry. He was strongly
influenced by the early "pretty girl" illustrators, such as Charles
Dana Gibson, Andrew Loomis, and Howard Chandler Christy. Other
influences included the Brandywine School founded by Howard Pyle.
Today he is best known for his pin-up paintings for Brown &
Bigelow. The collection of pin-ups for sale are all from his early
works while working for Louis F. Dow Company St. Paul Mn. Elvgren
worked there from 1937 to 1944. This collection of 69 pin ups, also
includes some of the Dow repaints (dated 1945 and later) that were
done after Elvgren left the company to join Brown & Bigelow.
Please note none of the photos sold here are from the Brown &
Bigelow collection. Each full size picture can be printed off and
used in projects like: Calendars, Card Making and Crafts. Please
note the file size is a round 10 MB. Too keep costs down, the CD
will be mailed in a CD cardboard mailer and will not include any
labels or CD case. All files are in the PDF format.