The Pinup Art of Bill Medcalf

Bill Medcalf
Artist Bill Medcalf

Born in Minneapolis, all of Bill’s art education came from schools near his hometown.

In 1940 and 1941, he worked in the art department of the United States Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving, and in 1942, he joined the Navy as a gunners mate.

Bill painted more than twenty years of beautiful pinups for Brown & Bigelow from 1947 to 1967, handling all the special-project calendar commissions for their most important customers.