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>>>Zoë Mozert


Born in 1907, her real name was Alice Adelaide Moser. Undoubtedly the most famous female pin-up artist, she was one of the few female students Howard Pyle took under his wing. Zoe trained as an illustrator as fellow students of Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parish and N.C.Wyeth had. In 1932 she moved to New York and in the following years painted hundreds of magazine covers. In the late 1930’s Mozert also became famous as a movie poster artist. She painted the poster for Carole Lombard’s “True Confession,” and the Howard Hughes film “The Outlaw” with Jane Russell. During World War II she painted her most famous series of pictures – Victory Girls.

Mozert is an exemplary disciple of the Rolf Armstrong pastel style. Often her own model, Mozert is noted for rejecting sexy-girl cliches in favor of depicting more “genuine” young women, with recognizably individual features and personalities.

Her cover portraits of Hollywood starlets for such publications as Romantic Movie Stories and Screen Book were particularly popular, but she also contributed covers to such periodicals as American Weekly and True Confessions.

While the bulk of her work (including such deliriously romantic nudes as “Moonglow” and “Sweet Dreams”) was calendar-oriented (primarily for Brown & Bigelow), Mozert also made a mark as a poster artist. Even her less sultry sirens exude both charm and sex appeal.

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