The Bathing Belle

Artist:K. O. Munson
Medium:Pastel on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 24" x 44" Framed 27 1/2" x 47 1/2"
Original Use:Original Commissioned Pin Up Calendar Art
Price:S O L D
Above: Full view of pastel pin-up rendering
Above: Detail

A large and early bathing beauty themed pin-up illustration in pastel by K.O. Munson, the gifted and prolific illustrator who worked many years for The Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company. This is an early work note the stylized signature and 1940s glamour girl pose. Work is in fine condition and properly lined behind glass in an attractive period wide profile gold gesso frame.

Above: The artists signature
Above: Framed and lined behind glass in period gesso wide profile frame

Knute Olson Munson's teachers included Andrew Loomis and Harvey Dunn. But it was friend Earl Moran who gave him the most successful suggestion: composing glamour pin-ups for The Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company.


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