A technically proficient early surviving self portrait charcoal drawing of and by Rolf Armstrong,
capturing a slightly idealized version of the handsome square jawed athletic and rugged young artist who was also an avid boxer and sailor. Armstrong was 26 at the time of this self portrait and was about two years into his commercial illustration career, during these early years the artist used himself for several commissioned works requiring a male model. From estate of Mike Wooldridge, co-author of “Pin-up Dreams – The Glamour Art of Rolf Armstrong”.
Work is presented in an oval mat and is framed and matted behind glass in a handsome walnut wood gallery frame.