Lets Eat Out by Gil Elvgren
Lets Eat Out by Gil Elvgren

Lets Eat Out

Lets Eat Out by American Painter Gil Elvgren (1914 – 1980); painter, illustrator and pin-up girl artist.

When you have a cooking flop then your next choice is dining out; and this is what this whimsical pinup glamour girl illustrations depicts.

There is a cute, sexy, beautiful young brunette lady, kneeling on the floor in front of an open oven door in a kitchen with a large window in the background with curtains on it and a large counter with cabinets that has glass bowls and plates on top of it.

She is wearing a white dress and red apron that matches her red high heel shoes, pearl earrings, pearl necklace, pink garters, and sheer black stockings.

With smoke coming out of the open oven door, she is using her white dress as a pot holder, holding up a baking tray of burned food; while looking at the viewer with an annoyed look on her face.

Lets Eat Out is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org

Gillette A. Elvgren was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and attended University High School. After graduation, he began studying art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

He later moved to Chicago to study at the American Academy of Art, and graduated from the Academy during the great depression, at the age of twenty-two.

After graduation Elvgren joined the stable of artists at Stevens and Gross, Chicago’s most prestigious advertising agency, and became a protégé of the artist Haddon Sundblom.

In 1937, Gil began painting calendar pin-ups for Louis F. Dow, one of America’s leading publishing companies, during which time he created about 60 pin-up girl works on 22″ × 28″ canvas and distinguished them by a printed signature.

Many of his pin-ups were reproduced as nose art on military aircraft during World War II; and it was around this time in 1944, that Elvgren was approached by the Brown and Bigelow Publishing Company; a firm that still dominates the field in producing calendars, advertising specialties and promotional merchandise.

The next year from 1945 until 1972, Elvgren was associated with the Brown & Bigelow publishing company, and began working with 24 inch by 30 inch canvases, a format that he would use for the next 30 years, and signed his work in cursive.

Elvgren was a commercial success. He lived in various locations, and was active from the 1930s to the 1970s. In 1951 he began painting in a studio in his home, then in Winnetka, Illinois, using an assistant to set up lighting, build props and scenes, photograph sets, and prepare his paints.

His clients included well known companies like Brown and Bigelow, Coca-Cola, General Electric and the Sealy Mattress Company, to name a few. In addition, during the 1940s and 1950s he illustrated stories for a host of magazines, such as The Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping.

Among the models and Hollywood legends Elvgren painted during his career included Myrna Hansen, Donna Reed, Barbara Hale, Arlene Dahl, Lola Albright and Kim Novak.

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