Bradshaw Crandell is an American pin-up painter, also known as “the painter of stars”.
He was born in New-York in 1896. He was creating the cover page for Cosmopolitan in 30s an 40s, as well as the cover of other famous magazines. Thus, he became one of the most famous artist of “pretty ladies”. With the time, he stopped working as an illustrator and concentrated on the portraits painted with oil.
In his works he combined the glamour, romance and attractiveness of the woman and the subject matter of his works were usually famous women, such as Veronica Lake, Lana Turner, Carol Lombard and many other Retro Divas.