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.
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.