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Arthur Sarnoff (1912-2000) was an American artist known for his distinctive style and humorous depictions of everyday life, particularly during the 1950s. His works often featured lighthearted and nostalgic scenes, and he became renowned for his portrayal of pin-up girls and humorous illustrations. This one appeared in an article about Hollywood hero, John Wayne.

SARNOFF captured the charm of mid-20th-century American culture, often blending humor with a touch of nostalgia. His pin-up girls, characterized by their playful and flirtatious expressions, became iconic and are reminiscent of the pin-up art that was popular during that era. Sarnoff's pin-up girls were known for their whimsical and often comical situations, adding a unique twist to this classic genre.



Beyond pin-up art, Sarnoff's portfolio included a wide range of humorous and nostalgic illustrations. He had a knack for portraying scenes of everyday life, often with a humorous and satirical touch. His artwork could feature comical situations in bars, cafes, and other social settings, and he had a talent for capturing the humor and wit of the characters he portrayed.

Arthur Sarnoff's works are celebrated for their humor, charm, and ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia for the mid-20th-century American experience. His pin-up art and humorous illustrations continue to be appreciated by collectors and enthusiasts and is highly collectible among vintage and pop culture art circles.



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Big John Wayne

  • Ai reimaged art piece then reformatted for high resolution onto an electronic canvas. Original scale equal to at least 1m (unframed) with approx 12-25mm border.

    Prints: 170-200 gsm. Uncoated Art Paper / Silk. See Limited Editions.

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