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Arnold Armitage

 (1899 - 1991)
Arnold H. Armitage was active/lived in California, Michigan.  Arnold Armitage is known for pin-up girl illustration, commercial art-billboards.

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Arnold Armitage

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Arnold Armitage (1899-1991) was a British-born artist and illustrator, best known for his work with pin-up art. He moved to the United States around 1925 and settled in Hollywood, California, working for the Foster and Kleiser Company, which produced billboards. During the 1930s, he developed a reputation as a designer specializing in billboards, and he designed many of these for American corporations.

About 1940, Armitage began a series of "pretty girl" paintings for the calendar market. While not strictly pin-ups, these works were very reminiscent of the work of Gil Elvgren. Armitage's pretty girls were well received in both the United States and England.

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About  Arnold Armitage

Born:  1899 - Britain
Died:   1991 - San Diego, California
Known for:  pin-up girl illustration, commercial art-billboards