The Vintage Pin Up girls of Earl Moran Gallery 1

Earl Moran was one of the 20th century’s most important pin-up artists and a true star in the pin-up world.

Earl Moran (1893 – 1984)The inception of Earl Moran’s vibrant career as a pin-up artist could be narrowed to 1932 when Moran signed an exclusive contract with Brown & Bigelow who eventually sold millions of calendars graced with his sensual art deco pin-up girls.

This photo dates from around 1933-1936.

Earl Steffa Moran was born in Belle Plaine, Iowa, US. Moran’s first instruction in art came under the direction of John   Stich, an elderly German artist who also taught the great illustrator W.H.D. Koerner. Moran also studied with Walter Biggs at the Chicago Art Institute and   then at the famed Art Students League in Manhattan where he studied   under Vincent Dumond, Robert Henri, George Bridgman and Thomas Fogarty   (Norman Rockwell’s teacher).

Earl Moran was a master of      pastels, though he showed little if any influence of reigning Brown &      Bigelow star Rolf Armstrong, whose domain he encroached upon in the ’30s.      Moran  was soon a      superstar himself, creating lively, sexy girls whose relationship with the      viewer was seldom a teasing one. Unlike Gil Elvgren and others, Moran did not      continually re-work one type of situation, and his pin-ups have more    variety than any other major contributor to the field.

Moran was a photographer, as well as   an illustrator which lent well in his portrait pin-ups by giving him a   great knowledge of lighting and shadows.

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2 Responses to The Vintage Pin Up girls of Earl Moran Gallery 1

  1. janice says:

    i love it <3

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