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Gil (Gilette) Elvgren

 (1914 - 1980)
Gil (Gilette) Elvgren was active/lived in Illinois, Florida.  Gil Elvgren is known for pin-up girl, illustration, landscape painting.

Gil (Gilette) Elvgren

Gil Elvgren was a great pin-up artist and a master storyteller whom some called "the Norman Rockwell of cheese-cake." His heroines are often caught in humorous but distressing situations that cause their skirts to rise and our eyes to follow.  Many of his commissions were with the Coca Cola company.

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Elvgren attended University High School, and after graduation, he began studying art at the Minneapolis Art Institute.  Some of Gil's fellow students were Coby Whitmore, Al Buell, Andrew Loomis, Ben Stahl and Robert Skemp, many who would later work for Coca Cola, as would Elvgren.

He graduated from the Institute during the Depression at the age of twenty-two and joined the stable of artists a  ...  Displaying 750 of 11114 characters.

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About  Gil (Gilette) Elvgren

Born:  1914 - St. Paul, Minnesota
Died:   1980 - Siesta Key, Florida
Known for:  pin-up girl, illustration, landscape painting