Keyhole Girl - Pin Up Girls Greeting Card

$6.00 USD
SKU: 15769B

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A cheeky image indeed, Peter Driben employed the titillating concept of the observer being a keyhole peeper in several of his pin-up illustrations. This particular one was crafted for a 1940s cover of the pulp magazine Whisper. These "keyhole pinups" formed a genre within a genre that he pioneered. See this image as an art print!

Peter Driben (1903-1968) was an American pin-up artist renowned for prolific output during the 1940s and 1950s. Born in Boston, Driben studied at the Vesper George Art School before traveling to Paris in 1925, where he began creating famous pen-and-ink drawings of showgirls. His talent caught the eye of publishers, and by the mid-1930s, he produced covers for various magazines, including La Paree Stories and Snappy. Upon relocating to New York in 1936, he expanded into advertising, crafting memorable window displays for brands like Philco Radios and Cannon Bath Towels. His close association with publisher Robert Harrison led to numerous cover commissions for Harrison's magazines, including Beauty Parade, Flirt, and Whisper, solidifying his status as a leading pin-up and glamour artist. Notably, he served as the art director of the New York Sun during World War II and gained attention for his patriotic painting depicting American soldiers at Iwo Jima. In his later years, Driben focused on fine art, particularly portraiture, including one of Dwight D. Eisenhower!

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Peter Driben

Product Specs

A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope