Mod Glamour Girl with Rose

Artist:Mayo Olmstead
Medium:Gouache on Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 14 1/2" x 19"
Original Use:Presumably Pin Up Art for Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company
Price: S O L D
Above: Full view of work
Above: The artist's signature

A smartly rendered late 1960s to 1970s gouache illustration painting by Mayo Olmstead presumably created for a Brown & Bigelow pin up calendar. Olmstead, along with Fritz Willis, Clair Fry, and Bill Layne, was the Saint Paul, Minnesota calendar company's star staff illustrator during the tail end of the pin up craze, when a more modern and contemporary idealized beauty was preferred. A classic example of what is now referred to as "Good Girl Art" or GGA by pin up collectors and pop culture scholars.

Above: The artist's business label on verso with Nicollet Mall Minneapolis studio address
Above: Verso view
Above: The artist's signature


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