The Dream Girl

Artist:Rolf Armstrong
Date:1920s
Medium:Pastel on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 15" x 20" Framed 29" x 34"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Original Calendar Art for Reproduction
Price:Sold
Full View

Full View

The artist's signature

The artist's signature

C. 1930 H. Fox Hardware Advertising calendar of Image included in sale

C. 1930 H. Fox Hardware Advertising calendar of Image included in sale

An early and exceptional original pastel by Rolf Armstrong which was marketed under the name Dream Girl or Dream Girl II and reproduced as an early calendar print by Brown & Bigelow. Appeared on a 1928 calendar but was most likely done several years earlier. A defining and important early example by the " Father of American Pin up." A printed Brown & Bigelow advertising calendar from the year 1930 is included in the sale.

Framed view

Framed view

Detail of fine gesso period frame

Detail of fine gesso period frame

Above: As seen in "Pin-Up Dreams " page 79
Above: Notation on verso of illustration board

From the son of a small town tugboat captain to the Father of American PinUp Art, Rolf Armstrong led a full life and had a long and prolific career. The character of the women that Armstrong portrayed contrasted that of other artists of the pin up movement. Armstrong's subjects were strong, confident women. They had an innate femininity and subtle sexuality yet were very much a product of the ongoing American Industrial Revolution.

Beautifully matted and framed in a period gesso substantial ornate frame.

Detail

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