The Fantastic Art of Bruce Minney

Bruce Minney 1963 illustration pic 11

The Fantastic Art of Bruce Minney

The man who painted everything.

Bruce Minney was an illustrator who did much of his work for Men’s Magazines from the late 1940’s into the early 1970’s.

Men’s adventure magazines of the time often had heroes saving damsels in distress from Nazi’s, natives, and wild animals. Magazines like, World of Men, Men Today, True Action, Man’s World, and Man’s Adventure were common adult male entertainment of the era.

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The horrors of the Nazi faction was a common theme in these men’s pulp magazines.

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The women were not always the victims. Sometimes they were the heroines.

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Many of his paintings had a strong horror element to them.

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He also painted book cover art for many paperback titles.

I had first seen his work on an episode of American Pickers last year where some of his original paintings were found in a collectors loft.

Bruce Minney original painting - American Pickers

image from American Pickers TV show – History Channel

Bruce Minney passed away August 5th, 2013.

You can read more about Bruce Minney, his life and work in his biography:
Bruce Minney, The Man Who Painted Everything by Thomas Zeigler
Which includes over 380 illustrations

 

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