Coolidge, Cassius Marcellus
Born: Sep 18, 1845? AD
Died: 1934 AD.
1844 - Born in upstate New York on the 18th of September.
1903 - Coolidge contracted with the advertising firm of Brown & Bigelow of St. Paul, Minnesota, to create sixteen oil paintings of dogs in various human poses.
1910 - Coolidge painted "Looks Like Four of a Kind" in the same style as his earlier "Dogs Playing Poker" series.
- His paintings inspired American illustrator Arthur Sarnoff who is famous for his Dogs Playing Pool style paintings, and hundreds of other imitators.
1934 - Died on the 13th of January.
2005 - Nine of them depict dogs playing poker. On the 15th of February, two of these much imitated paintings, A Bold Bluff and Waterloo, went on the auction block expecting to fetch between $30,000 and $50,000 but surprisingly sold for $590,400.
Page last updated: 3:34am, 04th Jul '07