AMERICAN GALLERY

Greatest American Painters

Gil Elvgren (1914 – 1980)

Posted by A. S. Amberson on December 13, 2012


American Beauties

American Beauties

Rare Edition

Rare Edition

Perfection

Perfection

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Raring To Go

Raring To Go

Captivating

Captivating

Class Dismissed

Class Dismissed

I'm Not Shy, I'm Just Retiring

I’m Not Shy, I’m Just Retiring

Thinking Of You

Thinking Of You

Shaping Up

Shaping Up

Unexpected Lift - A Nice Catch

Unexpected Lift – A Nice Catch

Keeping Posted

Keeping Posted

Taking Ways

Taking Ways

A Near Miss (Right On Target)

A Near Miss (Right On Target)

Oh, No!

Oh, No!

Simone

Simone

Tops In Service

Tops In Service

Dream Girl

Dream Girl

Quick-Change Artist

Quick-Change Artist

Upsetting Upset

Upsetting Upset

Swingin' Sweetie

Swingin’ Sweetie

Fifi

Fifi

Enchanting

Enchanting

Look Out Below

Look Out Below

Gina

Gina

Mona

Mona

Peek-A-View

Peek-A-View

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

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4 Responses to “Gil Elvgren (1914 – 1980)”

  1. Sherif said

    it is realy refer to creativity 🙂

  2. Bruce said

    Gosh. On the one hand, fascinating. There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the female body, to these eyes. But on the other hand, and not meaning to blow any smoke, how in the heck do you women put up with this stuff?

    • Bruce said

      Let me clarify. It’s not the exposure. It’s the treatment.

    • Suzay Lamb said

      Historically speaking, the pin-up image is not a manifestation of sexism. The exaltation of feminine beauty is a post-Victorian rejection of bodily shame and hypocritical moralism. There is not sexism in the Gibson Girls drawn by Charles Dana Gibson at the turn of the 20th Century. On the contrary, for the artist they are an iconic representation of a new and more independent kind of woman. Generally I like the classic pin-ups illustrators, I do not find them offensive or disrespectful. I think that, beyond any sexual innuendo, which is deliberately emphasized, there’s often much irony in these pictures. They make me smile. And they are beautifully designed. Many other pin-ups illustrators (including women) will follow!

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