Arthur Sarnoff’s high-stakes hounds in “The Hustler” made this one of the best-selling prints of the 1950s. Sarnoff is best known for his illustrations which appeared on the covers of various national magazine publications and American advertisements, as well as pin-up girl posters and comics. “The Hustler” has strong appeal amongst vintage art collectors and dog lovers alike, and is a campy addition to any pub, club or game room.
American painter and illustrator Arthur Sarnoff (1912 – 2000) was famous for his tasteful pinup girls and whimsically humanized dogs that play cards, shoot pool and golf. Known for his iconic Americana ads, he also created covers for numerous magazines as well as fine art prints and portraits of presidents and celebrities. His work has been exhibited in museums and his humorous hounds were among the best-selling prints of the 1950s.