When the A. Fox calendar company needed an artist to complete
the last two years of Art Frahm's
"panties-falling-down" series, they turned to
Jay Scott Pike. Among the memorable images he created for
Fox are a gas station scene (above right) and, as the last
in this important series, a picture set on a construction
site entitled Dog Tied (above left).
Pike was born in Philadelpheia in 1924. He enrolled at
the Art Students League in New York at the age of sixteen
and, after service in the Marines, resumed his art studies
at the Parsons School of Design, Syracuse University, and
the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Besides
sexy pin-ups, he has painted award-winning illustrations
for magazines and comic books as well as advertisements
for major corporate clients like Proctor and Gamble, Pepsi,
General Mills, Ford, Borden's, and Trans World Airlines.
Near the close of his commercial career, Pike turned to
painting canvases of sensuous fine-art nudes. His exquisite
pencil drawings of nudes first appeared in the Playboy clubs
before being published as limited-edition graphics. In recent
years, he has accepted many portrait commissions.