Pep Stories Magazine Cover by Enoch Bolles

  • A blonde beauty is the subject of this cover illustration for Pep Stories by Enoch Bolles
  • Bolles was one of the earliest painters of pin-ups, and his girls appeared in various pulp magazines
  • Bolles painted an astounding 500 pulp covers in his career as well as being an advertising artist
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Item No. 31-1369

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Enoch Bolles
1883-1976 | American

Pep Stories Magazine Cover

Signed "Enoch Bolles" (lower right)
Oil on canvas

A buxom blonde is the subject of this cover illustration for Pep Stories by American artist Enoch Bolles. The young woman wears a sly smile (and not much else) as she casually flips through a little black book filled with photos of men. Employing a vivid palette and abstract touches, Bolles was one of the earliest painters of pin-up girls. He worked extensively as a cover artist, painting around 500 in total, and he was celebrated for his Art Deco beauties that graced the covers of pulp magazines. He also found success in advertising and is perhaps best known for his Zippo Lighter "Windy Girl."

One of the most popular "girlie pulps" of the day, Pep Stories was a purveyor of pin-ups and comedic tales of romance. Risqué for its time, the publication attracted attention on the newsstand with covers such as this one by Bolles portraying beautiful, scantily-clad women.

Circa 1930

Canvas: 24" high x 18" wide
Frame: 29" high x 23" wide
Pep Stories Magazine Cover by Enoch Bolles
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: America
Type: Paintings
Style: Illustration

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