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Gillette A. (Gil) Elvgren was born on the 15th March 1914, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He started at the Minnesota Art Institute studying architecture but soon realised that he loved painting more, for this reason he moved to Chicago with his young wife to study at the American Academy of Art. After graduation he found work at Stevens and Gross, a prestigious advertising agency, working under Haddon Sundblom (famous for his Coca Cola Santas).

Elvgren started producing pin-up girls in 1937 for the publishing company Louis F. Dow, however in 1944 he moved to Brown and Bigelow who offered $1000 per pin-up, substantially more than he was getting at Dow. His contract specified between 18 and 20 pin-ups per year, and only for Brown and Bigelow. However Elvgren soon branched out into other forms of commercial art, amongst them adverts for Coca Cola, Ovaltine and others.  He died in 1980.

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A-Cute Injury 1953    
Adoration 1945    

Aiming High 1959

Will William Tell?  
Aiming to Please 1946 I Shot Him in the Excitement  
Aiming to Please 1960 Shoving Off  
Air Conditioned 1950    
All Set 1956 How Do I Look?
Star of the Show
 
All Smiles 1962 Glamorous
Galamorous
Witchcraft
 
All Wet 1944-7   Repaint of Skirt-ing Trouble 1941
All Wound Up 1964 Keyed Up  
All Yours 1958    
Aloha Oooooo 1968    
Always in Time 1960    
American Beauties 1949 I Hope He Mrs. Me  
Anchors A-Wow 1968    
Ankles Aweigh 1939    
Annette 1966    
Appreciative Audience 1960 Bird's Eye View  
At the Track At the Track 1939 Repaint of A Knockout  
At Your Service 1962    
Aw-Come On 1953    
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Back in the Saddle1946 Close Pals  
Barbecutie 1964 Rare Treat  
Bare Essentials 1957    
Barrel of Fun 1966    
Be My Guest 1963 Sweet Presentation  

Bear Facts 1962

A Modest Look
Bearback Rider
 
Study for Bear Facts    
Beat That! 1953    
Beautiful Lady 1966    
Belle Wringer 1941    

Best Foot Forward1958

Feet First  
Bewitching 1956    

Bird's-Eye View1955

Well Built Birdhouse
Black Chiffon 1956 Suzette c.f. Pillows, Anyone?
Bird's-Eye View 1950 Peach on the Beach 1950
 
Blanket Coverage 1952 And Now's the Time to See if Frozen Assets Can Be Thawed [chilly girl]
Blind Date 1944   repaint of Going Up
Bow Spirit 1960s    
Breathless Moment 1945   [Trapeze]
Bronco Bested 1965 Bronco Busted  
Bubbling Over 1951    
Budding Out 1968    
Cads Were Stacked against Me, The 1948    
Captivating 1950s    
Captivating 1962    
Catch On 1941  

[seagull]

Catchy Number Catchy Number 1944/47   [radio]
Repaint of Catch On

Catching On

  [wringer] repaint of Slip Off Shore 1944
Caught in the Draft 1944 What's Up  
Caught Napping 1954    
Celeste 1958    
Charmaine 1957    
Charming1961 Charming Trick  

Check and Double Check 1946

- Now Don't Get Me in a Corner
- It's Your Move
 

Christmas Eve, A 1954

Waiting for Santa  
Class Dismissed 1970 Teacher's Pet  
Claws for Alarm 1958 - Rude Awakening
- Caught in a Pinch
 
Clean Sweep   Maid, rug

Clean Sweep 1944-47

- [vacuum cleaner]
- repaint of Belle Ringer

 
Coca Cola ad Coca Cola Advertisement   Added 10 July 2011
Coke ad Coca Cola ad - Play refreshed    
Cold Feed 1958 Cold Front  
Colette 1957    
Come and Get It 59   [cowgirl]
Coming Right Up 1956    
Confidentially, It Sticks 1948 Friends Can Help With Sticky Going  
Con-fused 1960s    
Cooling Off 1958 A Cool Number  
Corinne 1960s Purrrrrfect  
Cornered 1955    
Cover, girl! 1965   [bikini top]

Cover Girl 1963 Clean Sweep 1963 [maid sweeping]
Cover Up 1955    
Cracker Capers 1969    
Curving Around 1960 Sharp Curves  
Cute Pair   repaint of High Sign


Daisies Are Telling 1955 Love Me, Love Me Not  
Dampened Doll 1967    
Darlene1958 Bedside Manner  
De-Fence On De-Fence [undated] - also see On The Fence
Delightful Date, A 1961    
Denise 1960 Pur-r-rty Pair  
Did Someone Whistle? 1947    
Did You Recognize Me by My Voice? 1948    
Disturbing Elements 1939    
Ditzler advertisements    
Do You Think I "No" Too Much? 1948 My datebook's showing signs of age  
Doctor, Are All Those Fellows Interns?- September Checkups also painted as 'September checkups...' 1946
Doctor's Orders 1939    
Dog Gone 1946   [dog under bed]
Doggone Good 1959   [basset hound]

Doggone Good 1957

Puppy Love  
Double Exposure 1940    
Double Trouble 1951 It's Nearly Time to Close the Books  
Drawing Attention 1949 Do You Think I Could Draw a Man?  
Dream Date 1968    
Dream Girl 1945    
Dumb Pluck   repaint


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Elegance 1950    
Enchanting 1953    
Eurasian Girl*   Does not appear in 'official' book
Evening Out 1969 It Will Take More than One Evening Out  
Everything Seems High Around Here 1946    
Eye Catcher 1969    
Fair Shake, A 1960    
Fall Changeover 1952    
Fascinating Figures 1953 To Have  
Fascinating Figures CB Fascinating Figures CB 1953 To Hold  
Fascination 1952    
Fast Lass 1965 A Winner  
Fast Takeoff, A 1954 A Speedy Takeoff  
Feathers and Fashion 1956 No You don't  
Fifi 1956    
Figures Don't Lie 1939    
Finders Keepers 1945    
Finishing Touch, The1960 Polished Performance  
Fire Belle 1956 Always Ready  
Fit to Be Tied 1951   blow up toy
Fit to Be tied 1956   South seas
Fit to Kill 1965 - I'm Fair Game for Any Hunt!
- I'm Game
 
Flashback 1960 Sunnyside Up  
Flowery Talk 1964 Right Number  
Flying High 1952    
Foil Proof   undated
Foot Loose 1944   repaint of Kneeding a lift
Forced Landing 44-47   repaint of Is My Face Red ?1937
Free Wheeling 1937    
French Dressing 1939    
Fresh Breeze 1960 Catering Wind
Breezy Teas
Red hat

Fresh Breeze 1950

  Dog and sign
Fresh Breeze! 1956 It's a Fresh Breeze
Wayward wind
Yellow dress
Fresh Lobster 1952   repaint
Fresh! 1949   [TV]
Gay Nymph 1947    
Gentlemen Prefer . . .? 1963 Gents Prefer  
Get the Picture? 1957    
Gina 1959    
Going Places 1959 Soft Pedaler  
Going Up 1944   [red hat] - repainted as Blind Date 1944-1947
Going Up 1955   [white hat]
Golden Beauty 1957    
Good Connection, A 1958    
Good Hook-Up, A 1937    
Good Looking 1950    
Good Sign, A 1951    
Grand Slam, A 1961 April Show'er  
Hairline Decision 1962 Dis-Tressing  
Handle with Care 1952    
Hard to Handle 1957    
Hard to Suit1951   [swimsuit]
Hard to Suit 1952 Who me? [gun]
Have a Heart 1964 Taken to Heart  
Haven't I Got Swell Eggs? 1946    
He Almost Scared Me out of My Skin 1948    
He Kept Pressing Me for Details 1948 Happy Valentine
When Tasks Are Pressing
 
He Wants to Stay Single, But I'd Rather Knot 1948    
He Was Neither a Gentleman Nor a Sculler 1948    
Help Wanted 1956! Pretty Puzzled [deckchair]
Help Wanted 1960! Pretty Perplexed [spanner]
Help Wanted 1952!   [wallpaper]
Help Wanted 1939!   [hatbox, dog on leash]
Her Party Line 1951    
Hidden Treasures 1954    
High and Shy 1950    
High Sign, The 1942    
Hi-Ho, Sliver! 1969    
Hitch in Time, A 1940    
Hold Everything Puppy Love [puppies]
Hold Everything 1962 Skirting the Issue [windy day]
Honeymoon's Over, The 1949 A Good Man's Hard to Find - Once You Marry Him  
Hoops, My Dear 1956 Whooping It Up  
I Barely Made It 1948    
I Don't Mind the Ride... It's the Jerks 1948 Watch Your Step, Not the Operator  
I Gave Him the Brush-Off 1947 I Gave This the Brush-Off  
I Guess I'm a Poor Loser 1947    
I Hope the Boys Don't Draw Straws Tonight 1946    
I Must Be Going to Waist 1946 Waisted Effort  
I Run into the Most Interesting People 1948    
I'm a Happy Medium 1947 And Find Out How the Future Looks  
I'm Just Trying It for Sighs 1948    
I'm Never Promoted... 1946   ... But I Get Lots of Advances
I'm Not Shy, I'm Just Retiring 1947 Too Much Champagne  
In a Lather 1952    
In for a Tanning 1944 Smart Grab  
In the Dough 1937    
In the Drinks In the Drinks 1938   Repaint of In the Dough
In the Red 1950    
In the Swing 1951    
Indian Sign 1955    
Inside Story 1959 Overexposure  
Intermission 1960s Waiting Long?  
Is My Face Red? 1937   repainted as Forced Landing
Is This the Right Angle, Professor? 1948 Dunce?  
Is This Worth Cultivating? 1946    
Isn't This the Open Season? 1946    
It's a Snap 1958 - Pretty Snappy
- Snap Judgment
 
It's Easy 1955    
It's Nothing to Sneeze At 1947    
It's Time to Put the Motion before the House 1948    
It's Up to You 1958    
I've Been Spotted 1956 Lasting Impression  
I've Been Spotted 1949    
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Jeanette 1962    
Jeepers, Peepers 1948

- Jeepers Creepers
- It's Much Too Hot...

 
Jill Needs Jack 1950    
Just for You 1961 Sand Witch  
Just Right 1962 The Eyeds of March  
Just the Type   [undated]
Keep 'Em Flying 1954    
Keep Your Eye on the Ball 1955    
Keeping Posted 1947 Fan Mail  
Key Situation, A 1967    
Knee-ding a Lift 1940
The High Way Repainted as Footloose 1944
Knockout, A 1939   Compare with At the Track
Knotty Problem, A 1950    
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Lad-Her Problem, A 1940    
Last Stand 1961 Fare Maiden  
Latin from Manhattan   repaint
Lavender Lovely 1970    
Lazy Days Are Here Again 1948 Let's have a picnic on the grass...  
Let's Eat Out 1967    
Let's Go 1957   Sports car
Let's Go 1960   Cowgirl
Let's Go around Together 1948    
Life of the Party 1952    
Live Wire, A 1937    
Look Out Below 1956 Easy Does It  
Looking for Trouble 1950   [pistol]
Looking for Trouble 1953   [firework]
Looking Up 1962 Queen's Rain  
Lot at Steak, A 1955    
Lucky Chaps 1962    
Lucky Dog 1958 Dog Gone Robber [stripy dress]
Lucky Dog 1944   [top hat]
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Making Friends 1951    
Man's Best Friend   [undated]
Mary Go Round   repaint
Meant For You 1965 Pretty as a Rose  
Measuring Up 1961 Holding Out  
Mighty Sweet 1950    
Mimi 1956 Sweet Dreams
Waiting For You
 
Miss Sylvania Originals 1951-1960    
Miss Sylvania 1    
Miss Sylvania 1948    
Miss Sylvania 1960s    
Miss Sylvania 2    
Miss Sylvania 3    
Miss Sylvania 4    
Miss Sylvania 5    
Miss Sylvania 6    
Elvgren - Miss Sylvania New York 1961 Miss Sylvania New York 1961    
Miss Sylvania, An Orchid For    
Miss-Placed Confidence 1940 Dog Gone It  
Modern Venus 1949    
Modest Maneuver 1969    
Mona 1959 Heartwarming  
Moonlight and Roses 1963 Miss Sinclair 1965  
More than Enough 1960 Eye Popper  
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NAPA advertisement 1   Damaged pic has been replaced! July 2011
NAPA advertisement 2    
NAPA advertisement 3   2011 - now SUPERsized! 1.2M!
NAPA skier NAPA advertisement 4    
NAPA ad NAPA advertisement 5    
NAPA skater NAPA advertisement 6    
Elvgren's last commercial painting NAPA - Elvgren's last commercial painting    
NAPA study Study for NAPA advertisement    
Nature Girl 1956 Something for Netting?  
Near Miss, A 1964 Right on Target [archery]
Near Miss, A 1960 - Surprising Turn
- Hose to Blame
- Spraypette
[Sprinkler]
Neat Display, A 1953    
Neat Package, A 1961    
Neat Trick 1958    
Net Results 1941    
New Wrinkle, A 1961    
Nice Crop, A 1952    
No Peeking 1955    
No Stares 1940 Corralled Beauty  
Nobody Can Pinch Me! 1946    
Now Don't Ask Me "What's Cookin'"1948    
Now, Here's a Cute Little Number 1947    
Number to Remember, A 1955    
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Oh, No! 1968    
On Her Toes! 1954    
On the Beam 195l    
On The Fence   red dress - rare version
On the Fence 1959 On DeFence  
On the House 1958    
On the Right Track 1949 My Money Goes Faster than the Horses  
On the Run 1951    
One for the Money 1954    
Ooh, What a Line 1949 Wow, What a Line  
Out in the Cold 1954 My Tale's Told  
Out of the Running 1953 What a Heel!  
Out of This World 1959    
Out on a Limb 1937    
Overexposed 1941    
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Palette-Able 1937    
Partial Coverage 1956   [moths]
Parting Company 1950    
Peek-a-Knees, A 1939    
Peek-a-View 1940    
Perfect Form 1953   [ballet]
Perfect Form 1968   [cowgirl]
Perfect Pair, A   [undated]
Perfection 1940s Appealing  
Perfection 1948    
Phone-a-Vision 1969    
Pick of the Crop 1964 Up A Tree  
Picture Pretty 1967    
Pin-Up Girl 1967    
Plane View   [undated]
Playing Safe   [undated]
Playmate1960 Playful Mood  
Pleasant to Si 1969    
Pleasing Discovery, A 1942    
Plenty Sharp 1959 Get the Point  
Polished Performance, A 1964    
Poolside Fun 1950    
Popular Number 1953    
Pot Luck 1961    
Pretty Cagey 1953    
Pretty Please? 1959    
Pretty Sharp 1970    
Puppy Love 1957 Doggone Good  
Put-Up Job, A 1955    

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Quick-Change Artist 1967    
Rare Edition 1962    
Rarin' to Go 1951    
Ready for Roundup 1963    
Real Neat 1956    
Real Stopper, A 1949 Now I'll Do the Whistling  
Real Swinger 1965    
Red, White, and Blue 1966 Red, Hot, and Blue  
Refreshing Lift, A 1970    
Rest Assured 1952    
Retirement Plan 1962 Thinking of You  
Riding High 1954   [roller coaster]
Riding High 1958 The model [witch]
Riding High 1970   [stagecoach]
Right Number    
Right Scale, The 1960    
Right Touch, The 1958 Final Touch  
Roxanne 1960    
Ruffled Feathers 1967    
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Sailor Beware 1963 See Worthy 63

[rope ladder] Don't confuse with Sailor Beware / See Worthy 1953

Sailor Beware 1953   [rowboat steps]
Screen Test 1968    
Second Thoughts 1969    
See Worthy 1944    
See Worthy 1956   [blue dress]
Shady Trick, A 1953    
Shaping Up 1959 A Satisfied Customer  
Sharon 1975    
Sharp Lookout, A 1961 Stem to Stern  
Sheer Comfort 1959    
Sheer Delight 1948 This Soots Me  
Sheer Nonsense 1953    
Shell Game 1959 Shell-Shocked  
She's perfect, yes... 1947

- He thinks I'm too good to be true...
- She sits home every night...

 
Short on Sails 1939    
Sight To Be Held, A 1954 Spring Fever  
Simone 1967    
Sitting Pretty 1953   [barrel ]
Sitting Pretty 1955 Lola [garter]
Sitting Pretty   [mast]
Sitting Pretty 1939   [ukelele]
Skirting the Issue 52   [dog]
Skirting the Issue 56   [motorbike]
Skirting Trouble 1941    
Skirts Ahoy! 1967    
Sleepy Time Gal   repaint
Sleepy Time Girl   on bed - repaint of undated version
Sleepy Time Girl   [undated]
Sleepy Time Girl (Mitzi) 61 Mitzi 1961  
Slip Off Shore 1944   - repainted as Catching On [wringer] 1944-78
Smoke Screen 1958    
Snow Fun   repaint
Social Security 1937    
Socking It Away 1949 - This Way I Draw More Interest
- Investments Should Be…
 
Some Cute Tricks 1951    
Some Help! 1952 Down Boy!  
Something Borrowed, Something Blue 1947    
Something Bothering You? 1957 What's Wrong  
Something New 1957    
Spicy Yarn, A 1952    
Splendid View 1960 Out to Sea  
Sport Model 1940    
Spotty Performance 1962 Occupational Hazard Stenographer
Spring Dress Up Worth Cultivating  
Squirrely Situation 1969    
Station W.O.W.   [undated]
Stepping High 1950s Stepping Out 50s [car]
Stepping High! 1964 Stepping Out 64  
Stepping Out 1953   [Picture frame]
Still Life   Harem
Stitch in Time, A 1957    
Success! 1958    
Sun Bath And the wind blew  
Sun-Kissed 1948 How Do You Like My New Bathing Suit?  
Sure Shot 1937    
Surprise Package 1947 Maybe You Weren't Expecting This  
Surprise Package 2   not named as such in the painting
Surprised? 1952 Surprise  
Surprising Catch 1952    
Suzanne 1963    
Suzette 1968

Pillows, Anyone?
What Did You Say about a Pillow?

 
Sweet Sue 1963 - Peace Offering
- Sweet Sioux
 
Swim, Anyone? 1969    
Swingin' Sweetie 1968    
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Tail Wind 42    
Taking a Chance 1962 No Bikini A toll  
Taking Off 1955    
Taking Ways 1950 Southern Exposure  
Tasteful Design 1965    
Teeter Taught Her 1944 -  
Thar She Blows 1939 Funhouse  
That Low-Down Feeling 1957 Who, Me?  
They're Easy to Handle When You Know How 1948 She makes you dance to every whim...  
Thin Ice Smooth Sailing  
This Bicycle's Built for Woo 1947 -  
This Doesn't Seem to Keep the Chap from My Lips 1948    
This Eve's Up and Adam 1948    
This Is the Skin I Love to Touch 1947    
This Ought to Make a Good Shot 1948 Let's Step Inside and See What's Developing  
Ticklish Situation 1957    
Time for Decision 1951    
Toast of the Town 1954 ?? A Frame Worth Picturing  
Tops in Service 1958    
Tree for Two   [undated]
Trim Limbs   repaint of Tree for Two
True to You 1950 Sitting Pretty  
Turn for the Better, A 1962 Odds-On Favorite  
TV Spectacular 1959    
Two Cushion 1937    
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Unexpected Lift 1961 A Nice Catch  
Unpublished   Carriage
Untitled [unfinished] 1970s    
Untitled [hatbox]   Sir Bruce doubts this is a genuine Elvgren.- Can anyone confirm or deny its origin?
Untitled [nude, hat, veil] 1960s    
Untitled [lifebuoy]    
Untitled [shuffleboard]   A Napa ad
Up and Cunning 1955    
Up in Central Park 1950    
Up in the Air 1965 Whooooooosh  
Up In the Air Up In the Air 2 (balloons) With Balloons  
Upsetting Upset 1969    
Verdict Was "Wow!", The 1947    
Vision of Beauty 1947 Unveiling  
Waisted Effort 1950 Hey, Honey . . . It's a Cinch  
Wait for Me 1950    
Waiting for You 1955 Proofs Wanted  
Wanted 1961    
Warm Welcome, A 1959    
Watch This 1949    
We Had a Little Falling Out 1946    
Weight Control   [undated]
Weighty Problem 1962 Starting at the Bottom  
Welcome Traveler 1955    
Well Balanced 1954    
Well Built 1961 R-R-Roof! Doghouse
Well Heeled 1957 Always in Style  
Well Picked 1965 Wading for You  
Well Seated 1965    
What a Break 1944    
What a Deal 1951    
What a View 1957    
What Do You Think? 1961    
What Hoe! 1940    
What's Cooking? 1949 He's Got a Bachelors Degree But I'll Change That  
What's Sarong with This? 1946 Tops 'Em All  
What's Up 2?   [penguin, dog]
What's Up? 57 Caught in the Draft [Vacuum cleaner] c.f. Clean Sweep 1944-47
Winner, The 1957 A Fair Catch  
Wish You Were Near 1969    
With the Greatest of Ease 1959    
Worth a Gander 1951    
Worth Crowing About 1954    
Wrong Nail, The 1967    
Your Choice 1962 Me???  
Your Favorite 1957    
Your Move 1964    

 

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