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Lot 340

Arnold Armitage Pinup Illustration Art O/B, Skier and Dog

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,400

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Arnold Armitage (British-American,1899-1991) oil on fiberboard illustration art painting featuring an attractive Calendar Girl on skis with Irish Setter, foreground, in a snowy landscape setting. The image appeared in the 1946 Altes Beer advertising calendar. Signed "Armitage" lower right. Unframed. 30"W x 24"H. Circa 1946. Note: British born Arnold Armitage moved to the United States in 1925 and settled in Hollywood, where he secured a job designing billboards for the Foster and Kleiser company. He would go on to produce billboards for a number of American companies. In about 1940, Armitage began a series of "pretty girl" paintings for the calendar market. While not strictly pin-ups, these works were similar to the work of Gil Elvgren. Armitage's "pretty girls" were well received in both the United States and England. Source: Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, "The Great American Pin-Up."

Condition

5" area of damp-staining visible to rear of one lower corner (not visible when viewed from front). 1" crease to same corner, visible when viewed from both sides. Some minor small spots of grime lower right edge.

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