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Except for several special commissions in an even larger format, almost all his Brown and Bigelow paintings for the next 30 years would use the same format as his first canvas for the company. It all began in , when Elvgren was approached by Brown and Bigelow to come aboard as a staff artist. Dorne was elected president of the Society of Illustrators and became founder-director of the Famous Artists Schools in Westport, Connecticut. The art directors at the magazines he worked for McCall's, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Woman's Home Companion and Saturday Evening Post regularly agreed to wait as long as a year to be able to book a job with Elvgren. Depicting a small dog pulling down a little girl's bathing suit, the painting helped to establish Ballantyne's reputation as a mainstream advertising illustrator, while making Coppertone one of the best-known products in the world.