Gil Elvgren

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Birthday
15, 1914
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Feb 29, 1980 (65)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
15, 1914
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Feb 29, 1980 (65)

About

Remembered for his paintings and illustrations of pin-up girls, this popular twentieth-century artist produced most of his work for the Minnesota-based Brown & Bigelow publishing company.

Before Fame

After training at both the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and at Chicago's American Academy of Art, he began working for Stevens and Gross, which was the top Chicago advertising agency at the time.

Trivia

He created images featuring such mid-twentieth-century stars as Kim Novak and Arlene Dahl.

Family Life

He spent his youth in St. Paul, Minnesota, and later lived and worked in Chicago and Winnetka, Illinois.

Associated With

He was inspired by the work of "Gibson Girl" creator Charles Dana Gibson.