ABOVE is a very hard to find print which was part of a special yearly series of calendars made for the American Humane Society.
What a treasure this calendar page in my collection is!!!! I have not seen this anywhere else before (let me know if you have one too!!!) and in such pristine condition. Morgan Dennis created so many memorable dog books and his illustrations full of life and character. Below find my collection of his chow etchings and artworks.
Morgan Dennis (b.1892-d.1960) was an American artist and writer who is most often remembered for his images of dogs. He was born in Boston and attended the American School of Design. He was author and illustrator of a number of books including: Pup Himself (1943), Dog Book (1946), Skit and Skat (1951), Pure Breeds (1953), and The Sea Dog (1958). His illustrations appeared in a number of magazines across the USA in the first half of the 20th century.
Morgan Dennis was involved in producing the poster for Be Kind to Animals Week® for several years in the early decades of the 20th century. In 1932, for example, he designed the following poster featuring a young boy kneeling down to offer a drink of water to his canine companion. Individuals and organizations could order copies of this 17×22 inch poster at a cost of 10 cents for a single copy, six for 50 cents, 16 for $1, 55 for $3 or 100 for $5. Space was left at the bottom of the poster so that local information could be added. Source
Morgan Dennis created this wonderful artwork for PARD dog food in 1944. See the closeup below of the chow!!
How blessed I feel to have finally obtained both of these rare, original signed and numbered drypoint etchings . They are very hard to find but the “chow” in me is stubborn and persistent.