I’m a little late to the party on this, but I just ran across a great article on three women pin-up artists, Pearl Frush, Joyce Ballantyne, and Zoë Mozert.
I don’t know about you, but I assumed that the most successful pin-up artists were men. Apparently this wasn’t the case! These three successful artists had prolific careers making high quality pin-up art and performing at the same level (or higher!) as their male peers.
Check out the article! It offers background on these artists, positioning their work within the larger field of pin-up and discussing themes found in their images. Frush, Ballantyne, and Mozert led interesting lives, and the article dives a little into the preservation (or lack thereof) of the work of these women artists.
If you’re looking for more pin-up art you might be interested in these side by side comparisons of pin-up illustrations and photos of the models posing for them.