Mr. Cassius Marcellus Coolidge (1844-1934) was the artist who created the whimsical “Poker Dogs” a series of oil paintings made in the 1920s. The paintings depict a group of dogs not only playing poker, but also engaged in other usually human activities. The Poker Dogs achieved national recognition from the 30s through the 60s by appearing on calendars and various other advertising media.



DeMarco Productions and Marcella Coolidge, the daughter of the artist have made available reproductions of his portfolio.  The entire portfolio is available for licensing.


Cassius Coolidge


Marcella Coolidge

At age 92 on 11-2-92


The Coolidge Collection consists of thirty images of both original and derivate works. For the first time, the only photographs of the artist are produced from original glass negatives from the Coolidge estate.



Cassius Coolidge before the turn of the century


The Artist is his studio


Coolidge, Location Unknown