Born in Florida and raised in New Jersey, Enoch Bolles studied art at the National Academy of Art. Bolles began his career in 1914, illustrating the covers of early pulps like Judge and Puck. In 1923, he became the exclusive cover artist for Film Fun and. by the time the magazine folded in 1943, he had illustrated over 200 covers. Bolles also did work for several other pulp magazines.
Bolles was one of the first and most prolific American “pin-up” artists and he also worked extensively in advertising. Unfortunately, his career was ended by psychological problems. He was committed to New Jersey’s Greystone Hospital in 1943 and remained there for the rest of his life.
Below is a small sampling of his work.