Diamond, David. (1915–2005)
Early Original Photograph
A rare, very early original photograph of the important American composer, shown as a teenager ca. late 1920's wearing an argyle sweater and socks and plus-fours, with a female friend. They are identified at the foot as "Lilly & David." Fine. 3.5 x 5 inches (8.8 x 12.7 cm).
From the collection of David Diamond, considered one of the preeminent American composers of his generation. He enjoyed wide success in the 1940's and 1950's, before the serial and modernist trends largely pushed him into the shadows. The New York Times described him as "part of what some considered a forgotten generation of great American symphonists, including Howard Hanson, Roy Harris, William Schuman, Walter Piston and Peter Mennin."