Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tribute to Neil Boyle

A tribute to a great illustrator who had a huge impact on my career choice as a commercial artist. Widely known for his vibrant impressionist oils.  During my early years, I approached Mr. Boyle at an art show and asked if he would be willing to teach at the institute I was attending. To my surprise, he agreed and I was fortunate to be one of his students. I will always remember his humor, his mentorship and most of all his kindness.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Henry O. Tanner

A tribute to a most distinguished African American (June 21, 1859 - May 25, 1937) artist of the nineteenth century. He was the first black American painter to gain international acclaim. He moved to Paris in 1891 to study, and decided to stay there, being readily accepted in French artistic circles. His painting entitled Daniel In the Lions Den was accepted into the 1896 Salon.