Peter Driben pinup artist
Peter Driben was one of the most prolific pinup artists of the 1940's and 50's
He produced a prolific number of covers for magazies such as Beauty Parade, Eyeful, Titter, Wink, Whisper and Flirt.
Driben was born in Boston and studied at Vaesper George Art School before moving to study at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1925. His first known pinup was the cover to Tattle Tales in October 1934, and by 1935 he was producing covers for Snappy, Pep, New York Nights, French Night Life and Caprice. His career went from strength to strength in the late thirties with covers for Silk Stocking Stories, Gay Book, Movie Merry-Go-Round and Real Screen Fun.
His career was not limited to magazine covers, he also worked in
advertising and for Hollywood, perhaps his most famous
work being the original posters and publicity artwork
for The Maltese Falcon. Peter Driben was also a close
friend of publisher Robert Harrison, and in 1941 was
contracted to produce covers for Harrison's new magazine Beauty
Parade. Driben went on to paint covers for all of Harrison's magazines including Eyeful, Titter, Wink, Whisper and Flirt, often having as
many as six or seven of his covers being published every month.
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