ONE OF TWO WORKS BY THE ARTIST IN MY SHOP, this is an oil on canvas, 24" by 18" (29" by 23" as framed), the subject a young blonde girl of about seven running barefoot in spring among a field of daffodils, signed at lower left in white by the noted American illustrator artist ARTHUR SARNOFF (1912-2000). On the reverse, it is titled "Carefree" and the artist has signed it again. Sarnoff was a well known artist, his works appearing in many magazines, such as McCall's, American Weekly, Collier's, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Home Companion, and the American Magazine. A student of John Clymer and Andrew Wyeth, and member of the Society of Illustrators, Sarnoff was best known for his commercial work, often dealing with whimsical Americana-themed subject matter. Some of his most desirable and sought after work today, in the auction arena, is pin-up art. Sarnoff also painted clowns, still life, and, most famously, dogs playing pool (his work "The Hustler" is considered perhaps his best known). Many pool rooms across the country feature a print of one of those paintings. Sarnoff was at the Grand Central School of Art in New York City, and he also exhibited at the National Academy of Design. See the net for other examples of his work. Both painting and frame are in clean, fine condition. .
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