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Greg Hildebrandt pin-up artist | 1/5

b.1939

Greg Hildebrandt finally made the decision to live the dream of every commercial illustrator and do a painting just for himself and this resulted in the American Beauties series


"Once I decided to place this series in the 1940s and 1950s, which is when I grew up, my choices for scenes came like lightning ... good girls in bad situations and bad girls in good situations"

Greg Hildebrandt pinup artist

The year was 1939. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was in the White House. Hitler was waging war on Britain and France. The country's 131 million people were lining up to see The Wizard of Oz, the Yankees won the World Series Championship, a loaf of bread cost 8 cents, and, on January 23, the Brothers Hildebrandt were born.

Throughout his career, Greg would work together and separately, and together again, with his twin brother Tim. Together they would create everything from the world famous poster for Star Wars, the best-selling calendars illustrating Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, to their own fantasy novel, Urshurak.

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