Fine Arts Presentations

 An e.Gallery for Artists
Armstrong, Rolf [American, 1889-1960] 











 Navigate: Home → Site index  → Pin-up  → Armstrong Rolf  [Link Partners]  [Help]    Help support the e.Gallery!   

Armstrong, Rolf [American, 1889-1960]

[ 20th Century Artists | Pin-up Artists ]

Rolf Armstrong was born in Bay City, Michigan in 1889, the son of Richard and Harriet Armstrong. It was not until the family moved to Detroit in 1899 that Rolf began to show an interest in art. His early sketches are of sailors, boxers, cowboys and other macho types. Armstrong left Detroit for Chicago and the renowned Art Institute of Chicago, where, to survive he taught boxing, baseball and art while he studied. After Chicago Rolf arrived in New York, where he started producing images for magazine covers the first being for ‘Judge’ in 1912.

He started producing calendar girls in 1919, the first being called ‘Dream Girl’, this name soon became synonymous with his work, along with the label ‘The Armstrong Girl’. Throughout the 20's and early 30's Armstrongs images seemed to reflect the youthful charm of the ‘Flapper Girl’, and many of his paintings have a haughty, Art Deco sophistication to them. Although he carried on painting throughout the 40's and into the 50's, Armstrong faced stiff competition from new artists such as Vargas, Elvgren, Moran and Mozert. He retired in the late 50's and moved to Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii in Sepember 1959, where he died a few months later in February 1960.

The image accompanying this article is a pastel on board Self-portrait painted by Rolf Armstrong in 1914. It measures 21 x 14 1/4 inches.

Save 28% on all orders of posters, art, photography and more at! Code: DECOR316 (ends

  Armstrong, Rolf [American, 1889-1960]

bLog Link

More info from ArtCyclopedia 


No Galleries
Previous Level Top Level

Click here to purchase related items. from

New & Secondhand Textbooks at
(123 Images, Page 1 of 9)
Size: 48 KB
Dims: 364 x 450
Type: JPG
File: f-ra04.jpg
[thumbnail of f-ra04.jpg]
Size: 35 KB
Dims: 294 x 424
Type: JPG
File: anna.jpg
[thumbnail of anna.jpg]
Size: 171 KB
Dims: 444 x 594
Type: JPG
File: f-rarmstrong_61_1925
[thumbnail of f-rarmstrong_61_1925]
Size: 55 KB
Dims: 400 x 574
Type: JPG
File: ar20163.jpg
[thumbnail of ar20163.jpg]
Size: 46 KB
Dims: 400 x 502
Type: JPG
File: ar20164.jpg
[thumbnail of ar20164.jpg]
Size: 13 KB
Dims: 302 x 500
Type: JPG
File: ar20151.jpg
[thumbnail of ar20151.jpg]
Size: 15 KB
Dims: 370 x 500
Type: JPG
File: ar20180.jpg
[thumbnail of ar20180.jpg]
Size: 60 KB
Dims: 683 x 1023
Type: JPG
File: armstrong_o_075.jpg
[thumbnail of armstrong_o_075.jpg]
Size: 221 KB
Dims: 667 x 880
Type: JPG
File: f-ra38.jpg
[thumbnail of f-ra38.jpg]
Size: 17 KB
Dims: 346 x 500
Type: JPG
File: ar20156.jpg
[thumbnail of ar20156.jpg]
Size: 70 KB
Dims: 466 x 615
Type: JPG
File: f-ra36.jpg
[thumbnail of f-ra36.jpg]
Size: 45 KB
Dims: 400 x 563
Type: JPG
File: ar20158.jpg
[thumbnail of ar20158.jpg]
Size: 88 KB
Dims: 464 x 610
Type: JPG
File: f-ra31.jpg
[thumbnail of f-ra31.jpg]
Size: 79 KB
Dims: 456 x 600
Type: JPG
File: f-r.armstrong_19.jpg
[thumbnail of f-r.armstrong_19.jpg]
Size: 109 KB
Dims: 549 x 750
Type: JPG
File: f-ra20.jpg
[thumbnail of f-ra20.jpg]
(123 Images, Page 1 of 9)
Powell's Books Ad
Image 9783723514856.jpgDas Wesen Der EurythmieImage 9781258003111.jpgOn the Growth of Plants: Causes of Infa ...Image 9783772509667.jpgDie WaldorfpuppeImage 9781258111601.jpgOur Obligation to Rudolf Steiner in the ...

Some Fine Print: All images, pictures, etc. contained here are gleaned from Usenet, or some other public access archive. We believe all entries to be in the public domain and, therefore, are without restriction for personal use. Should you want to use any image on this site for commercial purposes, you will need to consult with a competent attorney to determine your rights. If you see errors or omissions (e.g., missing artists, artist not cross-referenced by century or ethnicity), or if you own the copyright to an image displayed here, please contact us.

 Fine Arts Presentations v1.6a
 Copyright 1990-2022 The e.Lib, Inc. 
3313861 total hits since Tuesday February 8th. 5560 hits today.
Page was last updated on Wednesday March 02, 2022 at 23:48:11.
Powered by Thinking! [Valid RSS]
Please Donate