Welcome Traveler

Artist:Gil Elvgren
Date:1955
Medium:Oil on Stretched Canvas
Dimensions:Sight size 24" x 30" Framed 28" x 34"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Calendar Art for The Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company
Price:Sold
Full view of oil on canvas painting

Full view of oil on canvas painting

 

The artist's signature lower left

The artist's signature lower left

 

Detail

Detail

A fresh to the market fabulous example of Gil Elvgren's pin up work for The Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company of Saint Paul, MN. This was created and published in 1955 with the title of Welcome Traveler and is one of the finest Elvgren paintings the gallery has offered. A pretty redhead perched on a tweed suitcase dries her eyes with her frilly silk undergarments at a train station, capturing a moment that is pure and fun American pin up. The painting is in a fine state of conservation and has been relined and handsomely framed.

Framed view in handsome gold gallery frame

Framed view in handsome gold gallery frame

 

Verso view of relined oil painting

Verso view of relined oil painting

 

Frame profile and corner view

Frame profile and corner view

Welcome Traveler was one of the artist's most iconic images, Brown & Bigelow produced playing cards with the image and she appeared on calendars, blotters, and advertising notebooks. Printed version of each are seen below and included in the sale.

Advertising Notebook tablet by Brown & Bigelow of Welcome Traveler included in sale

Advertising Notebook tablet by Brown & Bigelow of Welcome Traveler included in sale

 

Playing cards of Welcome Traveler included in sale.

Playing cards of Welcome Traveler included in sale.



 

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