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Cipe Pineles studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. In 1933 she began working for Mehemed Fehmy Agha, the Art Director of Vanity Fair and Vogue. Influenced by his progressive principles of editorial design, she eventually became Art Director for Glamour. Although she specifically worked for a fashion magazine, she practiced design journalism not decoration. It was her long tenure with Condé Nast publications that made her eligible and then admitted as the first woman to the New York Art Directors Club. During World War II she worked in Paris with her husband William Golden. After the war, she became Art Director for Seventeen magazine. In 1950 she was named Art Director of Charm, specifically targeted to women who work. She then moved on to become Art Director of Mademoiselle. After Golden’s death she worked as an independent consultant and eventually married Will Burtin. She was a consultant, designer and teacher at Parsons School of Art for many years. In 1975 she became the first woman to be elected to the Art Directors Hall of Fame and in 1996 she was awarded the AIGA medal. Her work for Seventeen was significant in that she was innovative in the use of painters as editorial illustrators, among them Jacob Lawrence, Robert Gwaltney, Philip Evergood, Ben Shahn, Andy Warhol, Ed Reinhardt, Richard Lindner and Jerome Snyder.

August-September 1939
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