Pin-Up Dreams: The Glamour Art of Rolf Armstrong



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The only monograph on Rolf Armstrong, a sought after magazine cover artist and calendar artist from the teens to the fifties. 225 color and 75 black & white illustrations.

From the publisher:

Rolf Armstrong's luminous portraits of famous actresses and idealized girls-next-door made him one of the highest paid commercial artists in America. Widely considered the "Father of Pin-Up Artists," his first calendar pin-up, created in 1919, defined the vision of feminine beauty for the next forty years. Today, the very same characteristics that defined Armstrong's art in the first place--grace, vibrancy, and an indescribable lifelike quality--are attracting a growing number of modern art devotees everywhere.

Pin-Up Dreams showcases 300 resplendent reproductions of the very best of Armstrong's dream-girl images. This dramatic guide begins with the story of this renowned artist's fascinating life and career. Then, dazzling full-color photographs showcase the wonderful work he created over his 50-year career--one that included over 200 magazine covers for such esteemed publications as the Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, Screenland and Photoplay. Later, he was best known for calendar art and was dubbed the "Father of the Calendar Girl" by The New York Times.

For readers interested in vintage Americana and true American art, Pin-Up Dreams provides a treasure trove of lavish cultural and fashion history from one of the country's legendary artists.


Rolf Armstrong
Janet Dobson, Michael Wooldridge

Condition & Attributes



Dobson, Michael Wooldridge

Publishing Information

New York

Physical Description

12 inches
9 inches
256 pages
225 color and 75 black & white illustrations
French wraps