Drawing of pioneering jazz musician, Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931). Although Bix wrote and recorded several piano pieces, there are no known photo of him playing piano. This was an invented composition. I gave this drawing to the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society for a fundraising auction (a substantial amount was raised).
When the German American Heritage Center organized a museum exhibition, concert and national speaker forum honoring Beiderbecke for the following year, I was contacted to create promotional artwork. The museum's director and I decided instead on a large mural (30' in length) to be displayed on the building's exterior.