Don Lewis was an American artist best known for his pinup art done in watercolor for Playboy Magazine and VIP: The Playboy Club Magazine in the late 60's. Lewis was born on March 13, 1933, and attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago from 1952-1955. He was greatly influenced by Gil Elvgren. The artist lived in LaPorte Indiana for decades, and continued producing art up until about 6 months before his death. Lewis died on August 6, 2010.