Annie Oakley

Artist:Ren Wicks
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 31 1/2" x 19 1/2" Framed 41 1/2" x 30"
Original Use:Calendar Art for Harold's Club Casino in Reno, NV
Price: S O L D
Above: Full view of Illustration
Above: Published Calendar Included in sale

This is the first of two provocative, cheeky, and sexy large nude original pin-ups we are offering by the classic American illustrator Ren Wicks.

Wicks, a pin-up artist who was frequently commissioned to create advertising art for aviation and wartime industries, has been called the master of "wings and women."

This large and lovely gouache on illustration board features the infamous sharpshooter Annie Oakley re-imagined as a voluptuous reclining beauty. This painting is perfect in theme and scale for a tavern, pool room, or den.

Above: Detail of Signature

It was originally created for and displayed at Reno's historic casino, Harold's Club, and reproduced in the club's 1968 calendar Famous And Infamous Ladies Of The Old West.

In the late 1960's, Harold's Club commissioned a different popular pin-up artist each year to create a custom calendar--other commissioned artists include Fritz Willis. This artwork is in mint condition and framed in an eye-catching gesso frame.

Above: Framed View
Above: Detail View
Above: Detail of published printed calendar
Above: Detail of Annie Oakley


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