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Cigarette Girl by Al Moore
Cigarette Girl by Al Moore

Cigarette Girl

Cigarette Girl by American Painter Al Moore (1912 – 1991) an pin up illustrator of the 1940s and 1950s.

This is a cute sexy pin up girl illustration of a beautiful redhead with a large green pattern bow tied to the back portion of her hair on the left side that is sitting on the floor with her legs crossed.

She is wear a matching low cut off shoulder blouse, black dancers shorts, black panty hose as well as matching green pattern open toe strap on shoes, and a large gold coin bracelet on her right wrist.

She is looking up and off to her left while holding a tray filled with boxes of cigarettes, with three additional boxes of cigarettes, a matchbook and to loose cigarettes lay on the floor.

This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available for purchase as a rolled art print.

Al Moore was born in Chicago Illinois in 1912 and began his artistic a career in the late 1930s after graduating from the Chicago’s Art Institute and Academy of Art; opening his art studio in New York City USA.

During World War II more created posters for the U.S. Government war effort, as well as creating cover illustration for major publications such as The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Colliers, McCalls, American Magazine, Gold Cigarettes and others.

Al also did advertising artwork many of the top corporations of the including U.S. Rubber, Coca Cola, Hertz, Ford and Nash Automobiles; which then led to an ideal assignment with Esquire, which at the time was looking to replace the best pinup artist of the time Alberto Vargas.

As a result and in a challenge to the Varga Girl, Al created the Esquire Girl and was the sole artist to illustrate the entire 1949 and 1950 calendars which was rare; and these calendars were collected by millions of Americans.

Al retired from doing pinup girl illustrations in late 1950s, but continued to do fine art painting and commission portrait.

To read more about the American Pinup genre see the book The Great American Pinup by Charles Martignette Louis K. Meisel

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