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 George Petty  (1894 - 1975)

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Lived/Active: Illinois/New York/Louisiana      Known for: illustrator-pin-up girl

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1894 (Louisiana)

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George Petty was an illustrator most noted for covers he created for Ice Capade programs and for his drawings that appeared in Esquire magazine during the 1930s.

Petty was the son of a photographer, and was born in Louisiana in 1894. In approximately 1900, his family moved to Chicago. His education was traditional and included courses at the Chicago Art Institute. After graduating from high school, George went to Paris with his mother and sister, enrolling at the Academie Julian. In 1916 (showing 500 of 3469 characters).

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