[Violinist] Chwast, Seymour. (b. 1931)

"Violinist" - Original Drawing

Original fantastical illustration by the great American graphic designer and illustrator, charcoal on paper, depicting a violinist improbably drawing his bow across three violins.  A wonderful encapsulation of the energy of live performance. 7 x 9 inches (17.8 x 22.9 cm.). Block of toning from prior mounting, mounting remnants on verso, small tears and punch holes to the margins. 

Born in the Bronx, Seymour Chwast was introduced to graphic design by Leon Friend (1902–1969) while in high school.  Founding Push Pin Studios in 1954 with Milton Glaser, he remains an active principle at The Pushpin Group, Inc. (18700)

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