Ben-Hur Baz

Baz was a pin-up and glamour artist who 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.

Born in Mexico in 1906, Baz was extremely prolific. 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.

Ben-Hur Baz bio from 'The Great American Pin-Up