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Earl MacPherson was one of the big names in pin-up art in the '40s and '50s. An original piece from him will net a good price.

-Expert

FactsEdit

  • Fact 1: Earl MacPherson (1910-1993) was a famed pin-up and portrait artist, and created many of the iconic pin-up images associated with WWII.
  • Fact 2: MacPherson's "At Your Command" pin-up, featuring a saluting woman in uniform seated on the wing of a US plane, became one of the iconic propaganda images of WWII.
  • Fact 3: MacPherson was an accomplished portrait artist, and painted the official porrait of then-President Hoover's grandchildren.
  • Fact 4: Seeing fellow Brown & Bigelow employees searching his wastebasket for sketches, MacPherson developed the best-selling "Artist's Sketch Pad" pin-up calendar series.
  • Fact 5: MacPherson spent two years in WWII teaching Navy pilots to recognize decoy planes before contracting polio and later retiring to Tahiti.

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