Beauty Parade February 1949 by Peter Driben Pinup Art Print
Beauty Parade February 1949 by Peter Driben Pinup Art Print

Beauty Parade February 1949

Beauty Parade February 1949 by American Painter Peter Driben (1903 – 1968); painter, illustrator and one of the most prolific pin-up artist of the 1940s and 1950s.

This is a fun piece from the February 1949 Edition of Beauty Parade Magazine, which shows an attractive redhead, with red lipstick in mid length off shoulder red dress, a red bow bandana in her hair that is also wearing red strap high heel shoes.

Originally she was seated on a greyish-blue decorative pouf and was set against a black background; but decided to replace those and add in my fractal art composition portrait Taidushan Sai The Talons Of Time, to change the look as if she may be in for some enticing hot water.

The young redhead has her dressed lifted and spread over her thighs using her two hands, which reveals her decorative panty and her beautiful full figured legs.

This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas, acrylic and metal print online.

Info Below From Wikipedia.org

Peter Driben was born in Boston, and he studied at Vesper George Art School before moving to Paris in 1925. While taking classes at the Sorbonne in 1925, he began a series of highly popular pen-and-ink drawings of the city’s showgirls.

In March of 1934 Driben created his first known pin-up which was the cover to La Paree Stories; and by 1935, he was producing covers for Snappy, Pep, New York Nights, French Night Life and Caprice.

As Driben’s popularity continued to rise in the late thirties he created more covers for other periodicals including Silk Stocking Stories, Movie Merry-Go-Round and Real Screen Fun.

Driben’s career expanded into advertising when he moved to New York in late 1936. Here he created original three-dimensional die-cut window displays for Philco Radios, Cannon Bath Towels, and the Weber Baking Company.

Perhaps his most famous work being the original posters and publicity artwork for The Maltese Falcon. Peter Driben was also a close friend of publisher Robert Harrison, and in 1941 he was contracted to produce covers for Harrison’s new magazine Beauty Parade.

From there Peter went on to paint hundreds of covers for that publication and for the other seven titles Harrison was to launch – Flirt, Whisper, Titter, Wink, Eyeful, Giggles, and Joker.

Driben would often have as many as six or seven of his covers being published every month. Driben’s work for Harrison established him as one of America’s most recognized and successful pin-up and glamour artists. Just before he began to work for Harrison, Driben married the artist, actress and poet, Louise Kirby.

In 1944 he was offered the unusual opportunity, for a pin-up artist; that was to become the art director of the New York Sun, a post he retained until 1946. During the war, his popular painting of American soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima sparked a considerable amount of media attention.

In 1956, Driben and Louise moved to Miami Beach, where he spent his retirement years painting portraits (including one of Dwight D. Eisenhower) and other fine-art works, which were organized into successful exhibitions by his wife. Driben died in 1968, Louise in 1984.

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