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SHHBOOM Illustration Gallery - Artists A to F



Karl Anderson
 
Karl Anderson - "Good Housekeeping Magazine"

This gouache painting on board was created by Karl Anderson for the cover of the September 1906 issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine. This scene depicts a little girl on her way home from school, as she is greeted with excitement by her cocker spaniel dog .....

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Rolf Armstrong
 
Rolf Armstrong - "Delightful"

This large pastel, titled "Delightful" pictures Rolf Armstrong's favorite model, Jewel Flowers. It was used in the 1961 Brown and Bigelow calendar line. Armstrong always painted from live models .....

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Rolf Armstrong
 
Rolf Armstrong - "Song of India"

In the 1920's, Rolf Armstrong painted 5 of his most well-known oil painting images for Brown and Bigelow Calendar Company. This pastel of the "Song of India" was created by Armstrong and presented as a Christmas gift in 1930 to Harry Kranhold, a vice-president of Brown and Bigelow .....

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Rolf Armstrong
 
Rolf Armstrong's Favorite Model
"Jewel Flowers"


This is the cover page from the personal scrapbook belonging to Jewel Flowers. Jewel was the favorite model of Rolf Armstrong, one of America's premiere pin up artists .....

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Rolf Armstrong
 
Rolf Armstrong - "Come And Get It!"

This is a pristine example of one of Rolf Armstrong's series of cowgirl images created for the Brown and Bigelow Calendar Company, titled "Come And Get It!", and "Soup's On!". The model for this series was Jewel Flowers .....

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McClelland Barclay
 
McClelland Barclay

This oil on canvas painting was created by McClelland Barclay for the December 1932 cover of Pictorial Review magazine. Here, his use of bright contrasting color captures the flow of the evening gown, modeled by his wife, Helen, as she steps forward out of the canvas .....
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Duane Bryers
 
Duane Bryers

This is a painting on illustration board created by artist, Duane Bryers. It is one of many in the "Hilda" series of calendar illustrations created by Duane Bryers over several years. The "Hilda" girl was a robust, generously proportioned girl that always seemed to find herself in an awkward situation .....

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Duane Bryers
 
Duane Bryers

This Duane Bryers painting on illustration board is one of the "Hilda" series of paintings created by Bryers for use as a calendar illustration. Here, Hilda sits, exhausted from her unfinished work of carving a pumpkin, however, her creation has one eye open .....

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Charles E. Chambers
 
Charles E. Chambers

This oil on canvas painting was created by Charles E. Chambers for a cover of Redbook magazine, however it is was never used by Redbook. With each brush stroke, Chambers was able to create an image that appears almost photographic .....

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F. Earl Christy
 
F. Earl Christy - "Aeroplane"

This F. Earl Christy painting was created for use as a calendar in 1915 for the American Artworks Company of Coshocton, Ohio. There were twelve different images, one for each month of the year, and each with a beautiful young girl holding a trophy she had won in a competition. The calendar print for this image is titled, "Aeroplane". In 1915, few people had actually seen an aeroplane fly .....

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F. Earl Christy
 
F. Earl Christy - "Tennis"

This F. Earl Christy painting was created for use as a calendar in 1915 for the American Artworks Company of Coshocton, Ohio. The calendar print for this image is titled, "Tennis". The game of tennis was very popular at that time, and Earl Christy produced several "tennis girls" for calendars and postcards .....

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Henry Clive
 
Henry Clive

This original gouache on board painting was created by Henry Clive for use as the cover for the August 6, 1944 issue of William Randolph Hearst’s American Weekly Magazine. Clive created a series of covers for American Weekly using the theme, “Global Glamour”, which highlighted women of different cultures from areas throughout the world during World War II .....

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Henry Clive
 
Henry Clive - "CUPID'S NO. 2" INDIAN MAIDEN

This is a gouache on board painting of an Indian maiden, created by Henry Clive for for the June 18, 1933 edition of William Randolph Hearst's The American Weekly Magazine. The publisher often asked Clive to create images of enchantresses that shared a common theme .....

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William Haskell Coffin
 
William Haskell Coffin

This pretty girl oil on canvas painting was created by Haskell Coffin for the cover of the Fall and Winter 1914-1915 catalog for Perry, Dame and Company of New York .....

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William Haskell Coffin
 
William Haskell Coffin

This oil on board painting was created by Haskell Coffin. It was used as the cover image for the October 11, 1913 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. This is a great example of an early Saturday Evening Post illustration .....

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Bradshaw Crandell
 
Bradshaw Crandell

This gouache and pastel on board painting was created by Bradshaw Crandell for the April, 1942 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. The man in the Navy uniform was a young Yale law student named Gerald Ford, who would go on to become the 38th president of the United States. The beautiful blonde model was Phyllis Brown, college sweetheart of Gerald Ford, and one of Crandell's favorite models .....

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Edna Crompton
 
Edna Crompton

This oil on board painting was created by Edna Crompton for the March 31, 1917 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. This is a wonderful image of a young woman admiring a hat on display in a store, as she window shops. The expression on her face tells us that she is dreaming .....
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Edward M. Eggleston
 
Edward M. Eggleston

This oil on canvas painting, titled, "You Are The One" by Edward M. Eggleston, was created for use as a calendar, dated 1940. This is a great example of his brilliant use of color and light, used on many of his illustrations. The girl in this painting is stunning in her beautiful flowing gown .....
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Gil Elvgren
 
Gil Elvgren

This Gil Elvgren gouache painting on board was probably intended to be used as an ad for beer. The husband is returning from work with a bouquet of flowers behind his back, while his wife is waiting at the door with a bottle of beer for her husband .....

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Pearl Frush
 
Pearl Frush - "Forever Yours"

This pastel on board was created by Pearl Frush for the Gerlach Barklow Calendar Company for use as a calendar in 1962. This image, titled, "Forever Yours" is a flawless example of one of her best works. Though many of her pin-up paintings were rendered in watercolor, she preferred pastels when creating the more wholesome glamour girl images .....

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