Biography[ edit ] Gillette A. Elvgren was born in St. Paul, Minnesota , and attended University High School. After graduation, he began studying art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He subsequently moved to Chicago to study at the American Academy of Art.
Pin-up queens! The REAL women behind saucy 1950s 'cheesecake' paintings
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Gil Elvgren's finished painting Gillete Elvgren is regarded today as the most technically proficient and gifted commercial pin-up artist of the 20th century, a prolific and hard working perfectionist who created luminous portraits of the mischievous girl next door for the Louis F. Elvgren worked as a commercial illustrator for many of the slick magazine publications, studying under his mentor Haddon Sundblom, and developed an accomplished and technically superior style with great commercial appeal, perfectly capturing the look and feel of post war America. His pin-ups were pictures of real girls in real, everyday situations. Sometimes they were a bit exaggerated, but they always worked. When Elvgren was once asked what feature of a model most interested him, he replied, "A gal with highly mobile facial features capable of a wide range of expressions is the real jewel. The face is the personality.
The REAL women behind saucy s 'cheesecake' paintings THE model photographs that inspired artist Gil Elvgren to paint his famous Fifties pin-up pictures of women with hourglass figures, innocent expressions and clothing in artful disarray Artist and illustrator Gil Elvgren painted an all-American brand of "cheesecake" pictures of sexy, idealised calendar girls during the advertising hey day of the Fifties and Sixties. Along with Alberto Vargas and George Petty, Elvgren created an era of sensual, hyper-feminine images.
Of course they did! Paul, Minnesota, Gillette A. Elvgren graduated from University High School.