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Arthur Sarnoff

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State of origin: NY
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Start/Birth date: 1912
Death/End date: 2000

Arthur Sarnoff was a student of John Clymer and Andrew Wyeth. He created much work for weekly and monthly magazines from the 30s on and ads for Karo Syrup (Karo Kid is a 40s icon), Dextrose (Ditto the Sugar Blonde), Lucky Strike, Coors, Camay, Listerine, Vick's Vapo Rub, and Ipana. Illustrator for McCall's, American Weekly, Collier's, Woman's Home Companion, Redbook, American Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Good Housekeeping. He is also known for painting portraits of President and Mrs. Kennedy. Two subjects keep him famous: popular and tasteful pin-up girl calendars and the pool playing (and card playing and golfing) dogs, of which, The Hustler one was the best-selling prints of the 1950s. Usually signed art, using full name, or Sarnoff, or just AS.


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