Category Archives: 20th century Music

Manuel Ponce

Watercolors on paper 9″ x 12″ Manuel María Ponce Cuéllar (8 December 1882 – 24 April 1948) was a Mexican composer active in the 20th century. His work as a composer, music educator and scholar of Mexican music connected the concert scene with a … Continue reading

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portrait of modern composer, Alban Berg

born Feb. 9, 1885 pen & ink on paper   http://www.britannica.com/biography/Alban-Berg

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Beautiful French music

As a person who greatly admires France and the French, I also love the music of that great nation. The album, “I Love Paris” from 1954 by Michel Legrand was one of my Uncle Jean’s favorites. He would sing the … Continue reading

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Frank Zappa 70’s

And now for a painting from mid 70’s, Frank Zappa lived and performed in San Diego early on. This is part of a series of works 1963 – 1995  

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portrait of Alban Berg

pen and India ink on cotton paper

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Manuel Ponce

The composer at a young age in watercolors from a vintage photo. Manuel María Ponce Cuéllar (8 December 1882 – 24 April 1948) was a Mexican composer active in the 20th century. His work as a composer, music educator and scholar of Mexican music … Continue reading

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Manuel Ponce

Illustration of the Composer at an early age. Second in a series of small 8″ x 10″ watercolors painted from vintage photos. This is such  beautiful footage of the great Jascha Heifetz playing Ponce’s work. The magic of  YouTube is … Continue reading

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