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EUGENE MONTGOMERY. "Patsy." Oil on canvas. 711x559 mm; 28x22 inches. Unsigned but with original exhibition label on verso of frame from The All-Illinois Society of the Fine Arts, Inc. Spring Salon, taking place at The Stevens, Chicago May 18th to June 30th, 1935. On original wooden stretcher and frame. 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 likely used. He also executed illustrations for Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, and Woman's Home Companion.