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George Petty

 (1894 - 1975)
George Petty was active/lived in Illinois, New York, Louisiana.  George Petty is known for illustrator-pin-up girl.

George Petty

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, he returned to Chicago.

His father died soon after his return, and George became the head of the family. Disinterested in photography, he closed his father's studio and began working for an ad agency. His first work that was published was o  ...  Displaying 750 of 3469 characters.

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About  George Petty

Born:  1894 - Louisiana
Died:   1975
Known for:  illustrator-pin-up girl