Saturday, 20 January 2018

EbookCoverWelcome to the George Quaintance blog. Your hosts, John Waybright and Ken Furtado, are the authors of QUAINTANCE: The Short Life of an American Art Pioneer, the only complete, authoritative biography of Quaintance ever written. Our book fills a cultural, historical and academic void for this seminal 20th century artist. It is packed with photos and available as an ebook at Smashwords, for the low price of $12.99. We are excited to have exclusive access to hundreds of never-published photographs from Quaintance’s personal scrapbooks and family archives. Sadly, John passed away in May 2013, before seeing the book published. We hope you will use this site as a platform to exchange ideas, information and images related to this under-valued artist, as well as to learn more about him. Please send your email to


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George Quintana was a well-known pin-up girl artist of the 1930s, specializing in pulp magazine covers. Little or nothing is known of his personal history, in spite of the fact that he is mentioned in every major work published about pin-up art of the 20th century. Reports in books and on the Internet cite him as being one of the top three illustrators in income, earning $50K annually, and mentioning his particular popularity in France.

Because of the similarity between the names George Quintana and George Quaintance, because they both were known to sign their names with exaggerated descenders on the letters Q and T, and because they both sometimes signed Geo rather then George, it has long been assumed by many that they were one and the same person. Quintana is also the name by which Tom of Finland refers to Quaintance in the film documentary Daddy & the Muscle Academy.