Fan Fair by Enoch Bolles
Fan Fair by Enoch Bolles

Fan Fair

Fan Fair by American Painter Enoch Bolles (1883 – 1976); known as a glamour style pin-up art illustrator.

A beautiful alluring blonde pinup girl enjoys a nice cool breeze from a pink electric hand fan with a yellow cage she is holding in her right hand, which is pointed at her face.

The fan has a green ribbon attached to it indicating that the fan is blowing air in the direction of her face; and in her left hand she is holding an old fashion cocktail with a cherry, orange slice, cubes of ice and a double straw in it, that is resting on the table she is sitting on; with her left leg bent over the right thigh of her bent leg.

The portrait of the young lady has her wearing a striped blue and white top with the bra section being all white, with matching short pants and a white button skirt, as well as blue and white striped open toe and heel platform shoes; that are also have blue and white soles.

To the plain white background I decided to add widely spaced black lines for a more visual appeal and to break up the background to compliment her clothing.

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

Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

Enoch was born to perfume chemist Enoch Bolles, Jr and Catherine Keep in Marion County, Florida on March 3, 1883.

He studied at the New York National Academy of Design (est. 1825), and published his first illustration on the covers of humor magazines; Judge and Puck in 1914; becoming best known for illustrating the pulp magazine Film Fun.

Then in 1923 he became the exclusive cover artist for Film Magazine and would continue in that position until 1943, when the magazine became a victim of the then Postmaster General’s campaign against salacious material.

During Enoch’s time with Film Fun Magazine he created 200 pieces cover art, and at least 300 additional covers for other spicy pulp magazines, including Breezy Stories, Pep and New York Nights.

Enoch’s monthly lineup of the All-American Beauty precisely posed in imaginative costume is responsible for defining the art of American Pin Up Illustration. He was also a versatile illustrator that created advertising art for many products of the time such as Sun-Maid Raisins and Zippo Lighters.

At the age of 60, in 1943 Enoch had to end is professional career due to psychological problems, and was confined him to Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in New Jersey for most of the rest of his life; but he continued to paint commissioned portraits and for personal enjoyment.

He was eventually released from the Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in 1969 and he passed away seven years later of heart failure at the age of 93.

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