The Vintage Pin Up Girls Of Peter Driben

Peter Driben was one of the most prolific pin-up artists of the    1940’s and 50’s.

Peter Driben (1903-1968)He produced a prolific number of covers for magazies such as Beauty    Parade, Eyeful, Titter, Wink, Whisper and Flirt.Driben was born in Boston and studied at Vaesper George Art School before        moving to study at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1925. His        first known pin-up was the cover to Tattle Tales in        October 1934, and by 1935 he was producing covers for Snappy, Pep, New York Nights, French Night Life and Caprice. His career went from strength to strength in the        late thirties with covers for Silk Stocking Stories, Gay    Book, Movie Merry-Go-Round and Real Screen Fun.

Source: The Pin Up Files and Flikr

His career was not limited to magazine covers, he also worked in  advertising and for Hollywood, perhaps his most famous  work being the original posters and publicity artwork  for The Maltese Falcon. Peter Driben was also a close  friend of publisher Robert Harrison, and in 1941 was  contracted to produce covers for Harrison’s new magazine Beauty    Parade. Driben went on to paint covers for all of Harrison’s magazines including Eyeful, Titter, Wink, Whisper and Flirt, often having as  many as six or seven of his covers being published every month.

Driben married the artist, actress and poet Louise Kirby just before he began to work for Harrison.

In 1944 he was offered the the unusual opportunity, for a pin-up artist, of  becoming the art director of the New York Sun, a post he retained until 1946.  During the war, his popular painting of American soldiers raising the flag at  Iwo Jima sparked a considerable amount of media attention.

In his later years Peter Driben turned, like many of his colleagues, to portrait and fine-art work, including a portrait of Dwight Eisenhower, which were organised into successful  exhibitions by Louise.

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