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1 March 2015

March pin-up girl by Bill Randall

This March pin-up girl was published in 1959 by the Kemper-Thomas Calendar Company and was painted by Bill Randall.

Bill Randall was a highly prolific, versatile illustrator who painted pin-up and pin-up art for a vast range of markets. The first of Randall's Date Book calendar series was published in 1953 by the Kemper-Thomas Calendar Company in Ohio. One of the most successful in the company's history, the series is sometimes compared to the Artist's Sketch Pads published by Brown & Bigelow. However, Randall's sketches were executed in gouache rather than pencil and were drawn on an overlay rather than on the painting itself. The result was that his calendars had a more light-hearted feeling, accented by the cartoon-like side sketches. That a photograph of Randall often appeared on the front of the calendar only enhanced his celebrity.

Want to know more? Go to the Bill Randall gallery at The Pinup Files.

Bill Randall pin-up calendar girl
ARTIST :: Bill Randall
DATE :: 1959
Copyright © Kemper-Thomas Calendar Company


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