Cover illustration by Enoch Bolles for Film Fun Magazine February, 1942.
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This wonderful piece is by Enoch Bolles (created circa 1943, perhaps the last professional work he published). Psychological problems ended Bolles professional career in 1943 and confined him to hospital for most of the rest of his life, but he continued to paint commissioned portraits and for personal pleasure. He was eventually discharged from hospital in 1969, and died from heart failure at the age of 93.
Enoch Bolles was an American painter of pin-up art and was among the earliest and most widely circulated glamour illustrators. While known today solely as a pinup artist, Bolles was a versatile illustrator who also worked extensively in the advertising industry, creating hundreds of attractive colour illustrations for products ranging from bread to cigarettes. His most widely reproduced advertising illustration is the “Windy Girl” for Zippo lighters. He died in 1976.