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Michael J. Evan B. 1961
Michael J. Evan
B. 1961
Take the A Train
Charcoal and pastel on paper
11 x 14 inches
Michael J. Evan
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
A piece based on the artist/musicians love for not only big band music, but also steam train locomotives. This signature tune of the Duke Ellington Orchestra was written by composer Billy Strayhorn after being hired by Ellington and is based on subway directions given to Strayhorn to the band leaders home in Harlem, New York. The artist, also an accomplished touring trumpet player feels a resonance of childhood memories of trains long gone and the mode of transportation taken by many musicians of the day when listening to the music of this time period.

Inspired by: "Take the "A" Train" by Duke Ellington Orchestra

Born in 1961 in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, Michael J. Evan is currently painting at the atelier of Trompe L’oeil artist and ARC living master Joel Caron Jones with concurrent drawing studies with artist and Ani Art Academy graduate Jason Brady in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The methods of the old masters techniques of light and form complimented with drawing and sketching, with renderings of works in realism are the primary concentration of study at this time

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