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.
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.