An Orchid and a Smile

Artist:Rolf Armstrong
Medium:Pastel on Illustration Board Mounted on Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 15" x 25" Framed 26" x 36"
Original Use:Illustration of Unknown Origin and Use
Price:S O L D
Above: Full view of pastel work

A delightful early Rolf Armstrong original pastel in which the artist employs an impressionist and modern technique for the shadowing and details. This is a lovely and unusual transition piece from the period in Armstrong's career where he began to shift from depicting winsome art nouveau beauties to the more dramatic and angular art deco flapper girls which defined his career. We have yet to find a printed version of this stunning original artwork by the father of American pin-up.

Above: Properly lined and matted in contemporary frame

This pastel is stylistically similar to several covers Armstrong was commissioned to create for The Metropolitan and Stewart Lever publications in the late 1910s.


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