is an American pin-up artist
known for his photorealistic paintings
of models who have appeared in Playboy
He was born in Pittsburgh, PA
and later grew up in California
. He attended Orr Middle School in Las Vegas, NV
in 1971. In 1974, he attended Valley High School
where he studied ceramics, oil painting, watercolors, and commercial design. Graduated in 1976.
After graduating from Valley High School in '76, he taught himself to play drums and played gig
off and on for a few years in a funk
band called Soul Connection
He decided to become a full-time artist in 1987 and to focus on fatherhood.
He is not a college
graduate, and is mainly self-taught
. He has noted as early influences the artists Salvador Dalí
, Frank Frazetta
, Alberto Vargas
, M. C. Escher
, Pablo Picasso
, and later Patrick Nagel
, Olivia De Berardinis
and Hajime Sorayama
Many of his art pieces were rendered on different substrates, as he uses the media of watercolor
, acrylic paint
, oil paints
, and pencil
. To date, Jon Hul has rendered art of the most gorgeous women in the world, such as the following models are: Shae Marks, Suzi Simpson, Lisa Boyle, Barbara Moore, Angela Melini, Tylyn John, Sandra Taylor, Destiny Davis, Kay O'Hara, Jade Reiger, Leslie Sanchez, Devin DeVasquez, and many more.
- The Art of Jon Hul (2003) (ISBN 0-86562-082-2)
- The Jon Hul Sketchbook Volume One (2006) (ISBN 0-86562-136-5)
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