Movements & Themes: Mid-Century Musician Art

This "Movements & Themes" post features art depicting musicians; a very popular subject matter during the mid-century. Both mass-produced decor and fine art pieces are included (no art snobs here!).

Emilio Pettoruti, Harlequin Portrait, oil on canvas. Fontaine's Auction Gallery, sold

Emilio Pettoruti, La Canción del Pueblo, 1927, oil on board. MALBA

Erik Olson, composition, 1955, color lithograph. Bukowskis Market, 2011

Ann Cushing Gantz, Cellist, 1959, oil on canvas board. Early Texas Art

Lester Rondell, guitarist, c. 1950's, oil on board. TC Donobedian

Lucio Ranucci, The Guitarist, 1970, oil on canvas. Ro Gallery

Manuel Hernández Mompó, Charanga, 1957, oil on canvas. El Poder de la Palabra

Manuel Hernández Mompó, Flute Player, 1956, oil on panel. LAMA

William McBride, abstract musician, c. 1950, oil on canvas. Treadway Gallery, sold 2008

William McBride, harlequin musician, c. 1950's. Treadway Gallery, sold 2009

Seymour Tubis, Old Musican, 1949; etching, aquatin with drypoint on zinc. Annex Galleries

Donald Myers, Practice, 1952; ink, crayon and watercolor. Annex Galleries

Louise Gilbert, Peace, c. 1965, color serigraph. Annex Galleries

Mervin Jules, Folk Singer, 1957, color woodcut. Keith Sheridan

Harlequin musician printed panels by Illinois Moulding Company. eBay at time of post

Beatnik musician wall hangings, signed M inside D, c. 1950-60. Atomic Warehouse

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