Jewel Flowers Inscribed Charcoal Portrait

Artist:Rolf Armstrong
Date:1945
Medium:Charcoal on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 20" X 24 1/2" Framed 23" X 27 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Presentation Drawing Given To The Model's Parents
Price: Sold

 

Framed under glass in original frame

The artist's signature and inscription lower right

A charming and warmly fraternal charcoal portrait of Jewel Flowers dated 1945, that was inscribed by the American artist Rolf Armstrong and given to the models parents - Mr. & Mrs. Colton Flowers. As a teenager Jewel Flowers was crowned "Miss Lumberton, North Carolina", she moved to New York City at 17 after graduating from high school, having been both invited there by a friend from Lumberton and sent by her parents to enroll in a business college in Manhattan. In March 1940, Flowers sent a picture of herself to pin-up artist Rolf Armstrong in response to an advertisement he had placed in the New York Times, the rest as they say is history.

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