A Pause that Refreshes

Artist:Haddon Sundblom (attributed)
Medium:Oil on Bainbridge Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 27" x 12 1/2" Framed 34 1/4" x 20 1/4"
Original Use:Original Advertising for Schlitz Beer
Price:S O L D
Above: Full view of oil on Illustration Board
Above: Detail

A captivating and well rendered glamour girl commercial illustration by Haddon Sundblom for Schlitz Beer. Image shows a pretty, spirited gardener quenching her thirst with a cold beer. A classic Americana image, acquired from the estate of illustrator Albert Berwinkle, who worked with Sundblom on advertising campaigns in Illinois. Berwinkle traded some of his own artwork with his friend "Sunny" and this piece was given to Berwinkle by Sundblom. Artwork is unsigned but guaranteed to be the work of Haddon Sundblom.

Above: Framed and matted in simple black wood frame

Sundblom created the Coca-Cola Santa Claus and was the mentor and teacher of Gil Elvgren. Sundblom's advertising and calendar art has come to epitomize the ideals and aesthetics of the Golden Age of American Illustration Art.


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