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 Gil (Gilette) Elvgren  (1914 - 1980)

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Lived/Active: Illinois/Florida/Minnesota      Known for: illustration-pin-up girl, landscape

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BIOGRAPHY for Gil Elvgren
1914 (St. Paul, Minnesota)
1980 (Siesta Key, Florida)


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illustration-pin-up girl, landscape

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Gil Elvgren was a great pin-up artist and a master storyteller whom some called "the Norman Rockwell of cheese-cake." His heroines are often caught in humorous but distressing situations that cause their skirts to rise and our eyes to follow.  Many of his commissions were with the Coca Cola company.

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Elvgren attended University High School, and after graduation, he began studying art at the Minneapolis Art Institute.  Some of Gil's fellow students wer (showing 500 of 11129 characters).

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