A Chicago artist, Harry Ekman worked side by side with fellow Sundblom shop veteran Gil Elvgren, developing a lush style in oils uncannily like that of his mentor
Assisting his colleague in the 1960s, Ekman may even have “ghosted” certain Gil Elvgren signed paintings. His own work appeared under both the Brown & Bigelow imprint and Shaw-Barton.
Like Elvgren, Ekman specialised in calendars but also worked in advertising.
Source: The Pin – Up Files