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Gil Elvgren

Gillette Elvgren (1914-80) was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, where his father operated a paint store. He created billboard, poster, and magazine illustrations, but is best known for his pin-up art, much of which was featured on Brown & Bigelow calendars. Elvgren's relationship with Brown & Bigelow spanned nearly thirty years. He painted mainly in oils and used live models as well as photography for the basis of his painting. The Elvgren Girl was a real girl--sweet, pretty, and...See more