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    Al Buell - Couple in Bed Painting Original Art (c. 1950s). For nearly three decades Alfred "Al" Buell contributed his considerable talents to the field of commercial illustration, most notably in his creations of pin-up art. Beginning with the Gerlach-Barklow Calendar Company in the late 1930s, Buell's playful, sexy pin-up girls eventually brought him to the attention of Brown & Bigelow, where he produced numerous pin-up and glamour images for the famous Minnesota calendar company. As his career progressed, he also produced work for some of the major advertisers, story illustrations for several national magazines, and a number of paperback covers. This fantastic and moody oil painting in rose and maroon was likely used as a magazine illustration. It is painted on 25" x 16" illustration board. There is frame wear around the edges with a half-inch slit across the entire top margin, easily framed out. It is clearly signed in the lower image area and in overall Very Good condition.

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    August, 2015
    16th Sunday
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