Welcome Traveler

    This is a 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 this gallery has offered. A pretty redhead perched on a tweed suitcase […]

Artist: Gil Elvgren
Price: $95,000.00

Parisienne Gaiety

      This deliriously posed nude Follies girl blowing bubbles is by the prolific American illustrator Earle K. Bergey and was created for the August, 1933 cover of La Paree Stories, loosely illustrating the interior story Parisienne Gaiety. A sexy redhead with flaming hair is seen in profile with the bold figural outline that […]

Artist: Earle K. Bergey
Price: $17,500.00

Pretty Smooth

    This remarkable, large, and colorful pastel by Billy Devorss was created for Brown & Bigelow's 1941 calendar line and was published under the title Pretty Smooth. Unlike most of the pin-up artists working during the Golden Age of Illustration, Devorss never signed an exclusive contract with any of the calendar companies, and instead enjoyed incredible popularity […]

Artist: Billy Devorss
Price: $28,500.00

How To Hypnotize

This dazzling and otherworldly painting by Virgil Finlay appeared on the cover of the July 1954 issue of Fate magazine, a special issue solely focused on the powers of Hypnotism. A scarce original pulp cover illustration from this long running title, this was for many years part of the storied collection of Robert Weinberg. Work is nicely matted and framed […]

Artist: Virgil Finlay
Price: $9,500.00

Blue Eyed Girl

This original oil painting of a hauntingly pretty blue-eyed lass is a stunning example by noted American illustrator and fine artist, Charles Allan Winter. Winter studied in France and Italy, we are really fans, his oils have a unique, peculiar, haunting quality. The artist illustrated Roycrofter Hubbard's 'Little Sermons' in Cosmopolitan magazine, his work was often featured in Hubbard's The Fra […]

Artist: Charles Allan Winter
Price: $3,500.00

The Forest Nymphs

A large expressive C. 1920 Art Deco American painting signed by the artist Sidis, a name which is unfamiliar to us. Though mysterious, this is a fabulous work featuring a harem of nude forest sprites making merriment in lavish erotic dance. The tree foliage is boldly applied impasto paint, which provides stark contrast to the muted tones […]

Artist: Sidis
Price: $4,500.00

The Main Attraction

The Main Attraction is a large, colorful, and very well-executed 1930s art deco-era fine art oil painting by the Lithuanian-American artist Jack Levitz. A Jewish immigrant who settled in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, Levitz's social realist/Ashcan School style recalls George Luks and Everett Shinn. This oil on canvas shows a seedy New York City theater, with a writhing burlesque dancer bathed in […]

Artist: Jack Levitz
Price: $3,500.00

The Book of Ovid

With irreverent humor, this original oil-on-board painting shows a horned satyr smoking a pipe distracted from his reading by a nude figure in the foreground.  Dating to the late 1920s - 1930, and with playful art deco style, this was created by the now obscure but prolific New York based illustrator Gaspino Ricca, who used the name […]

Artist: Gaspano "Gus" Ricca
Price: $1,850.00

A Good Connection - Preliminary Drawing

    This is a large preliminary charcoal drawing by Gil Elvgren that evokes two calendar works the artist completed for Brown & Bigelow; 1951's Party Line and 1958's A Good Connection. This is signed by Gil Elvgren lower right, above a note by the artist for the art director at Brown & Bigelow, Clair […]

Artist: Gil Elvgren
Price: $6,500.00

Fit To Be Tied - Preliminary Drawing

This is a large preliminary charcoal drawing by Gil Elvgren, a study for the Brown & Bigelow pin-up calendar painting published in 1956 with the title Fit To Be Tied. This comes from a collection of Elvgren preliminary graphite drawings that we acquired which were found in a house in Sarasota, Florida where the artist once […]

Artist: Gil Elvgren
Price: SOLD

The Circle Of Life

The Circle Of Life is an art deco allegorical avant-garde pen & ink drawing by Cardwell Higgins. This early offering by the renowned illustrator recalls the erotic and stylized work of British artist Aubrey Beardsley while considering man's relationship to mortality. This is part of a series of similarly exotic and provocative drawings Higgins created between 1927 - 1929, which would much […]

Artist: Cardwell Higgins
Price: Sold

Morning Song

Morning Song is an outstanding large format pastel pin-up illustration by the leading female illustrator Zoë Mozert, which was commissioned for The Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company of Saint Paul Minnesota. Perhaps the artist's finest moment, capturing the seductive innocence of a fresh faced young nude in commune with a colorful parakeet. This image first appeared around 1950 with […]

Artist: Zoe Mozert
Price: $45,000.00
 

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