Defining Beauty: Gil Elvgren

by Matthew Innis |

America’s pre-eminent pin-up artist, Gil Elvgren, had a simple (though, admittedly, a bit lecherous sounding) criteria for creating his beautiful calendar girls: each had to have a “fifteen-year-old face on a twenty-year-old body.”¹ During a career that spanned nearly forty years, Elvgren never lost sight of what appealed to the American male, and though his…

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