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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 … Continue reading

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Gil Elvgren Vintage Pin Ups gallery 12

Gil Elvgren was America’s pre-eminent pin-up artist , had a simple (though, admittedly, a bit lecherous sounding) criteria for creating his beautiful calendar girls: each had to have a “fifteen-year-old face on a twenty-year-old body.”  During a career that spanned … Continue reading

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The Vintage Pin Up Art of Al Buell

Self taught, by 1940 Al Buell had opened his own studio, and  was among the artists who contributed to Esquire’s Gallery of Glamour commencing in 1946. Alfred Leslie Buell was born in 1910 in Hiawatha, Kansas. He briefly considered an … Continue reading

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