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>>>Ben-Hur Baz

Born in Mexico in 1906, Ben-Hur Baz Viaud studied at the Academy from 1923 to 1926, before moving to New York in 1926, where he established himself as a successful commercial illustrator. Baz was extremely prolific and noted for his precisionist drawings. Aside from pin-up and glamour art, he provided story illustrations to mainstream magazines, worked on various national advertising campaigns, and was a successful paperback novel cover artist. He became well known in the late 1940s and early 1950s for his association with Esquire magazine. Beginning in 1946, he painted pin-ups for that publication’s Gallery of Glamour and later contributed to their calendars and monthly centerfolds as well. He died in in 2003.

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