Artist of the moment…….Pearl Frush

Pearl Frush was an American realist painter who was renowned for her paintings of the pin up girl. Pearl Frush was born in Iowa in the year 1905. For her artistic education Frush attended the Chicago Institute of Art. Sometimes she used her married name of Mann in her work.

Frush was young and attractive and enjoyed playing tennis, sailing, and swimming.

Most of Frush’s work was done in watercolor, her medium of choice. Frush was quite prolific as she was an illustrator and also did many works in oils, pastels, and gouache.

Her most prosperous period as an artist was during the 1940s and 1950s.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $50,000.

In this clip we view a montage of works by Frush Pearl:

Frush is seen by many as one of the top three female artists working in the “pin up” girl genre. The other two would be Joyce Ballantyne and Zoe Mozert.

Sometimes people thought the paintings were so realistic they thought they were photographs that were airbrushed.

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