The losing dog becomes the black sheep in Cassius Coolidge’s “Poker Sympathy.” Coolidge, who had no formal artistic training, drew cartoons for local newspapers when he was in his 20s. Now his famously decadent dogs bring campy style to the family room or den. Pairs well with Coolidge’s “Bold Bluff.”
Although he’s most famous for his anthropomorphized dog paintings, Cassius Coolidge also founded a bank, drug stores, a newspaper, and invented the life-sized carnival figure cutouts with holes to insert faces thereby transforming people into muscle men, pin-up beauties and other characters. His series of 16 dog paintings were originally created for the advertising firm Brown & Bigelow as part of an emerging concept at the time – branding or “remembrance advertising.”
This art print displays sharp, vivid images with a high degree of color accuracy. A member of the versatile family of art prints, this high-quality reproduction represents the best of both worlds: quality and affordability. Art prints are created on paper similar to that of a postcard or greeting card using a digital or offset lithography press.