(1880 - 1927)
Coles Phillips was active/lived in Ohio, New York. Coles Phillips is known for magazine illustration, female figure, pin-up girls.
Biography Coles Phillips
Working between WWI and the late twenties, Coles Phillips was the first to introduce Art Deco styles into advertising design. He illustrated many covers for the Saturday Evening Post with very modern and seductively designed women. Some social historians actually give Phillips credit for the first pin-up girl, later known to all America as 'The Fadeaway Girl.' During a twenty-year period, between 1907 and 1927, Coles Phillips was ranked with Parrish, Leyendecker and Flagg as one of the most popular illustrators in the nation.
Born Clarence Coles Phillips in Springfield, Ohio, he had lower middle class family that had no further aspirations for him other than working at the local American Radiator Company where his first j
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