The Pin-up Files

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1903-1968

Peter Driben's work graced the covers of a plethora of girlie magazines


In 1944 Peter Driben was offered the the unusual opportunity, for a pin-up artist, of becoming the art director of the New York Sun, a post he retained until 1946

Peter Driben pin-up artist

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Driben married the artist, actress and poet Louise Kirby just before he began to work for Harrison.

During the war, his popular painting of American soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima sparked a considerable amount of media attention.

In his later years Peter Driben turned, like many of his colleagues, to portrait and fine-art work, including a portrait of Dwight Eisenhower, which were organised into successful exhibitions by Louise.