Yesterday, I discovered a new artist! Well, I don't mean I discovered him literally, I'm quite sure I'm one of the last to find him and his work, considering he is 100 years old now. (There is film of his 100th birthday celebration on YouTube!)
In particular, I have fallen in love with his Pin Up girl, by the name of Hilda...
I adore Pin Up art and although I think Dita Von Teese is quite wonderful, Hilda now tops them all for me!
Duane Bryers was raised in Virginia, Minnesota. One of his earliest commissions, was to paint a mural, depicting the history of the mining industry in the area. He used the $3000 he was paid, to go to New York, but did not make it big at that time.
Duane served in the Air Force and started a comic strip called 'Cokey' for the base newspaper. After discharge, he moved to and settled in Arizona. He worked until his early fifties as a commercial artist, before achieving recognition for his work. Particularly famed for his western themed paintings.
For me Hilda cannot be beaten! Such a sassy girl, you can feel her personality radiate from the pictures, larger than life!
This is one of my favourite 'Hilda' pictures, but there are many...
CLICK HERE TO SEE HILDA'S PICTURES, SET TO 'ONE DIRECTION'S' MUSIC
CLICK HERE TO SEE A FANTASTIC INTERVIEW WITH DUANE BRYERS
CLICK HERE FOR A FACEBOOK PAGE DEDICATED TO HILDA