Pearl Frush

Home Up Keith Garvey Ary Spoelstra Carlos Diez  1966 Michael Mobius Charlene Lanzel Freeman Elliot Earl Moran Greg Hildebrandt Carlos Cartagena Paul Ballard Al Buell Joyce Ballantyne Lorenzo Di Mauro Edward Runci Patrick Nagel Pearl Frush Rolf Armstrong Hajime Sorayama Bill Ward Earl MacPherson Baron Von Lind Susan Heidi OLIVIA De Berardinis Jennifer Janesko Gil Elvgren tn thompson Bill Layne George Petty Fritz Willis Martin Abel Enoch Bolles Alberto Vargas

Pearl Frush

Frush had only one real limitation to her work, her primary choice of medium involved gouache and watercolours, a choice that limited her ability to turn out artwork in large enough numbers to attract the marketplace.

Born in Iowa, she initially enrolled in art classes in New Orleans, with further training in Philadelphia and New York, Before eventually studying at the Chicago Art institute under Charles Schroeder.Her first studio was opened in the early 40's, at a time when Vargas was only just reaching the masses through Esquire.  The attention to detail on Pearls artwork was often much more intricate than that of similar artists,  With some images looking closer to being airbrushed photographs than the painted artwork they actually are.

By the 50's , she was one of the top female pinup artists, and as often seems to be the case when an artist excelled during this period, she came to the attention of Brown and Bigelow, during which time she created a hanger calendar for them for release in 1956. The hanger type Frush calendar released under the Brown and Bigelow banner being a single large image with the months of the year below it.

She was occasionally known to have signed her work under her married name of Mann.

Home Up Keith Garvey Ary Spoelstra Carlos Diez  1966 Michael Mobius Charlene Lanzel Freeman Elliot Earl Moran Greg Hildebrandt Carlos Cartagena Paul Ballard Al Buell Joyce Ballantyne Lorenzo Di Mauro Edward Runci Patrick Nagel Pearl Frush Rolf Armstrong Hajime Sorayama Bill Ward Earl MacPherson Baron Von Lind Susan Heidi OLIVIA De Berardinis Jennifer Janesko Gil Elvgren tn thompson Bill Layne George Petty Fritz Willis Martin Abel Enoch Bolles Alberto Vargas