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The spectacular art of Rolf Armstrong, best known for his elegant and colorful pastel renderings of pin-up girls in the 1930s and 40s. Rare photographs of Rolf and his models, tear sheets, and stunning reproductions of original artworks. Gustave Doré: Boy Genius by G. Gary Land examines the famed illustrator, with superb original paintings reproduced.
The Rolf Armstrong piece looks at his entire career as a highly successful magazine cover artist, drawing beautiful women and the occasional nude. He began working for Judge and Puck, moved up to American Magazine, Metropolitan, Every Week, Screenland and Photoplay. He did his first Saturday Evening Post cover in 1923, but it was his College Humor pin-up portraits that helped to make that magazine--and his work--famous. Calendars also came along, with commissions like "Cleopatra" for Brown and Bigelow.
His model for Cleopatra was reputed to be a former Ziegfield Follies girl and the first of four major calendar works over the next few years.
Also in this issue: current exhibits featuring Hirschfield, John Sloane and J.C. Leyendecker. And reviews of new books, which include works on Lee Brown Coye; His World: The Art and Life of Wallace Wood; Sex and Horror: The Art of Emanuele Raglietti; The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio and Sirens, The Pin-Up Art of David Wright. We handle all of these.
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Item Code IL48 Publisher Illustrated Press Publish Date 2015 ISBN 74470565406 Binding Magazine Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 80pg Color Full Color