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EUGENE MONTGOMERY. Carnation Baby. Oil on canvas. 508x559 mm; 20x22 inches. Some buckling to upper right area and craquelure running vertically left and horizontally through image. On original stretcher in decorative gold frame. Circa 1940. Formerly in the artist's estate.
Though originally from Port Arthur, Texas, Montgomery was known as a Chicago artist, studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. He exhibited regularly there and as a member of the All-Illinois Society of the Fine Arts throughout the 1930s and `40s. He was best known as an illustrator of babies and young children for the Carnation Milk Company for which this image was most likely used. He also executed illustrations for Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, and Woman's Home Companion.