The following information was provided by Grant Lewis, the artist's son:
Best known for his pinup art done in watercolor for Playboy Magazine
and VIP: The Playboy Club Magazine
in the late 60's.
Lewis was born on March 13, 1933, and attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago from 1952-1955. He was greatly influenced by Gil Elvgren. The artist lived in LaPorte Indiana for decades, and continued producing art up until about 6 months before his death. Lewis died on August 6, 2010.
From 2006 thru 2009, Lewis created a series of 28 new pinups using colored pencil on color board, eight of which were purchased by Playboy
. Five were published in Playboy Magazine
in June, July, August, Sept
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