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Al Brule

 (- 2001)
Al Brule was active/lived in Illinois.  Al Brule is known for magazine illustration, pin-up girl calendar art.

Biography   Al Brule


Chicago illustrator Al Brule may be most fondly remembered for his post-World War II "pin-up girl" paintings. Like artists Gil Elvgren and Art Frahm, he was heavily influenced by another Windy City talent, Haddon Sundblom, who became famous for integrating beautiful--and mischievously underclad--women into U.S. advertising campaigns. Sundblom, according to an online history of pin-up art, had a "technique of using thick layers of paint to achieve a warmth and glow [that] was dubbed 'the mayonnaise school.' " Brule capitalized on that technique in his own commercial work.

A short biography, apparently lifted from 2002's The Great American Pin-up, by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, says that during the 1940s and the   ...  Displaying 750 of 2791 characters.

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Forced Landing, calendar illustration, 1963
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Dial M for Man, paperback book cover, 1962
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