Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pin-Ups by Earl MacPherson - Artist's Sketch Pad

  


Earl MacPherson joined the staff of Brown and Bigelow the calendar publishers in 1942 and then went on to create his signature Artist's Sketch Pad Calendar in 1943. The drawings featured a main image and smaller sketches of the same model, showing the work that went into creating the main image including preliminary sketches and alternate views.  More biographical information at The Pinup Files.


A photo of Earl MacPherson and a model from Buestenschnitzer blog.

 

Link to past auction results at Artnet France, original drawing for the above Artist's Sketch Pad from Artnet.


 1943 Earl MacPherson Artist Sketch Pad Calendar from Dortch Military Sales.

Link to additional images at Pinup Mania.





In 1952 he created a similar calendar for  Shaw-Barton titled Studio Secrets the Earl MacPherson Sketchbook for 1952. This one sold on the website Hake's Americana and Collectibles.

He was an accomplished photographer who often worked from his photographs of models. and example is shown at The Art of The Pin Up.



Earl MacPherson: The Sketchbook Pin-Ups (Vignettes) How to Draw & Paint Pin-ups & Glamour Girls: Step-by-step art instruction with a vintage touch (Walter Foster Collectibles)

Earl MacPherson: The Sketchbook Pin-Ups (Vignettes)

How to Draw & Paint Pin-ups & Glamour Girls: Step-by-step art instruction with a vintage touch (Walter Foster Collectibles)

Pin-Up Art: How to Draw and Paint Beautiful Girls (Walter T. Foster "How to Draw Books", 50).

Memoirs of Earl MacPherson the King of Pin-Up Art

Earl MacPherson - July Life Studies - "Not all pin-up artists have to go to art school."

Individual prints are for sale on Ebay Click here to see them for sale on Ebay.



Earl MacPhersin: The Sketchbook Pin-Ups


Pin-Up Nudes (Artist Archives) (Artist Archieves) Pin-Up Nudes II (Artist Archives)

Pin-Up Nudes (Artist Archives) (Artist Archives)
Pin-Up Nudes II (Artist Archives)

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