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K O Munson
Knute Munson
(1900 - 1967)

As you can see from the entries below, not much is known about the "when" of many Munson projects, including Munson himself. His teachers included Andrew Loomis, who pointed Munson toward advertising (Goodrich, Lucky Strike, Ice Follies, Milky Way) and Harvey Dunn. But it was friend Earl Moran who gave him the most successful suggestion: glamour pin-ups. Munson's pretty pastel girls graced calendars, blotters, postcards, matchbooks, and promotions. He took over Brown and Bigelow's Artist Sketchbooks while Earl MacPherson was in WW2 service. Adding color photography later in his career, this work was published in slicks like Modern Man.

Special thanks to Keith Swearingen for helping with this page.

Show girl (1940s) Munson - 001A

Hello, How Are You? (19??) Munson - 002A

Ice Follies (1949) Munson - 003

No Runners (19??) Munson - 004

Strictly Fresh (1950s) Munson - 005

Is My Turban Disturbin'? (1946) Munson - 006

Calendar Girl (1950s) Munson - 007

Munson and Model (1950s) Munson - 008