The Feel Of Mink
The Feel Of Mink by American Painter Peter Driben (1903 – 1968); painter, illustrator and one of the most prolific pin-up artist of the 1940s and 1950s.
A beautiful fiery blonde is complimented with hues of blue and white, as she puts on a hip length brown mink coat with brown satin lining.
She is kneeling on her left knee with her right leg offering balance through the tip of her yellow shoe that is on the ground.
The young lady is wearing a red dancers outfit, with a deep v-cut that goes down to the center of her rib cage and terminates in a sic sided star with a green gemstone in the center.
The perimeter of her outfit on the bust area is accented with gold tone telephone handset shapes, that connect to gold tone trimming along the edges of the outfit; and on the sides of the outfit are two cutouts that are held together with gold tone straps.
Her golden hair, gold tone outfit accents and gold tone shoes nicely compliment the red dancers outfit, as well as the blue hues of the background.
The Feel Of Mink is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas 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.