Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ted Withers - Hollywood Pin-up Girls

Pin-up Artist Ted Withers had an interesting way of including a bunch of preliminary sketches in many of his Artist's Sketch Pad pin-up girl calender pages.

Ted Withers was born in Wellington, New Zealand. He studied at Wellington College, then at the Royal Academy in London and later at the South Kensington School of Art and the Slade School of Art. Withers moved to Paris and the prestigious Académie Julian. (See Jessie Pixley Lacey - Teacher of Figure Drawing for another student of the Académie Julian)

He came to America and Hollywood in 1924. He worked as an art director at MGM Studios, supervisor in the trick and miniature department at Universal Studios, art director for Earnshaw-Young Advertising Agency, and art director for the Sterling Press Lithograph Company.

He started painting pin-ups in 1950. For more of his biography see The Pin-Up Files. For more of his art work see The History of Pin-up Art at all-art.org. Still more art work at Pin-up Classic Ted Withers.

Ted Withers' pin-ups at Ebay.com.

1000 Pin-Up Girls (25th Anniversary Special Edition)

The Great American Pin-Up

Another Gallery of pin-ups The Great American Pin-up.com.

Ted Withers first painted the images for The Artist's Sketch Pad Calendar in 1954, he continued doing it until 1961. Birography of Ted Withers at The Pin Up Files.

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