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  • Illustrations, paintings of pin-ups art, glamour art, vintage art by the artist Vaughan Alden Bass.
  • Virtual pin-ups art gallery, Vaughan Alden Bass, illustrations, paintings, pin-ups art, glamour art, vintage art.
  • All artwork displayed on this web page is copyrighted property of Vaughan Alden Bass and his legal representatives.
  • The biography of Vaughan Alden Bass is available below.
  • Samples of his artwork are displayed below. Click on thumbnail to get a larger image.

Biography of Vaughan Alden Bass

Bass appears to have been strongly influenced by the circle of artists that grew up around Haddon Sundblom. He was a Chicago artist who began his pin-up career working for the Louis F. Dow Company in St. Paul during the mid-to-late 1930s. Bass created his own pin-ups for for Brown and Bigelow, but he was then employed by the Louis F. Dow Company as a "paint-over' artist, commissioned to redo the work that Gil Elvgren had previously created for the company. Dow was motivated by economic interests, hoping to earn more money from such "re designed" Elvgrens. Fortunately, Bass was a skilled and sensitive artist: he strove to leave the faces, hands, skin, and other key areas of the Elvgrens essentially untouched. However, he occasionally had to repaint an arm or hand because it had to be repositioned to accommodate a new over painted image.

Bass' painting style was often compared to that of Elvgren, Buell, and Ballantyne. He worked in oil on canvas in almost the same sizes as the others. In the 1950s, the versatile Bass did a series of spectacular oils depicting wrestling scenes that clearly demonstrated his ability to be comfortable with any subject matter. He created the "Wonder Bread Girl" in the 1950s using his daughter Nancy as his model. His portrait of President Dwight D. Eisenhower is in the Smithsonian institution in Washington D.C.

Virtual Pin-ups Art Gallery - Samples of artworks from Vaughan Alden Bass
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