Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dachshunds in Art: Gil Elvgren

Did someone say Woof?! Gil Elvgren (March 15, 1914-February 29, 1980), born Gilette Elvgren, was an American painter of pin-up girls, advertising and illustration.
Elvgren was one of the most important pin-up and glamour artists of the twentieth century. In addition, he was a classical American illustrator.
His clients ranged from Brown and Bigelow and Coca-Cola to General Electric and Sealy Mattress Company. During the 1940s and 1950s he illustrated stories for a host of magazines, such as The Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping.
Although best known for his pin-ups, his work for Coca-Cola and others depicted typical Americans — ordinary people doing everyday things.
The above image, titled Neat Trick, comes from a 1965 calendar.
Find out more about "the Norman Rockwell of Cheesecake" at the official Elvgren site.

Gil Elvgren (source: Elvgren Pinup)

Slightly Related: Dachshunds in Pop Culture: Fritz and the "Jane" Cartoon Series

1 comment:

Mushi Loola said...

Maggie and Joey:

Been enjoying your blog (via Blogged), and especially love the 'Celebrity Dox.'

Thought you might also enjoy this celebrity sighting over at What's Up, Doxie? (Or, A Little Dachshund DailyLove®).

Keep up the great work.

Marcel Duchamp (via Mushi)

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