(1925 - 2018)
Art Paul was active/lived in Illinois. Art Paul is known for Playboy cover artist, graphics, distorted portrait painting.
Biography Art Paul
"Art Paul, Art Director Who Gave Playboy Its Look, Dies at 93," Obituary, The New York Times, by Richard Sandomir, May 2, 2018
Art Paul, a graphic artist who helped Hugh Hefner define the look of Playboy magazine from its inception by drawing its rabbit logo and hiring great illustrators to lend worldliness to its pages, died on Saturday in Chicago. He was 93.
Suzanne Seed, his wife, said the cause was complications of pneumonia.
Mr. Paul was a freelance graphic artist with a studio in Chicago when Mr. Hefner met him in 1953, several months before Playboy’s first issue.
“He comes in and sees all the things on the wall — the commercial stuff I was doing as well as the more personal things — an
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