Peter Driben was one of the most prominent and prolific artists of the pin-up era. The son of Russian immigrants, he was born in Boston and dropped out of school in order to work and help support his family. Eventually, he was able to take night classes at the Vesper George School of Art. He moved to New York in 1936 and found work doing covers for pulp magazines like Silk Stocking, Beauty Parade, and Flirt. Though Driben is best known for his pin-ups, he also did true crime covers and advertising work.