One of the few artists who worked with Art
Frahm on his "panties-falling-down" works,
Brulé contributed a spectacular image of an airline stewardess
(Above center) to the series.
Brulé was a Chicago illustrator whose style, with its painterly
technique and strong primary colors, closely resembled that
of the Sundblom circle. During
the 1940s and the 1950s, he created many adverstisements
for major national corporations, most of them appearing
as full pages in leading magazines like The Saturday
Evening Post. Brulé also painted a number of advertising
images that were reproduced as twenty-four-sheet billboards,
which lined America's highways or were hung on the sides
of buildings or specially erected platforms.
Like so many commercial illustrators, Brulé eventually
took up fine-art painting, specializing in Western subjects.
He resided in the West and thus was able to live the life
he depicted on his easel. Yet even in his Western paintings,
Brulé still expressed his appreciation of beautiful women.
In fact, he began his fine-art career with an Indian pin-up
girl, Buffalo Woman, an oil on canvas measuring 24
x 36 inches (61 x 91.4 cm), which was painted on a Sioux
Indian Reservation in South Dakota.