• Charlie “Bird” Parker

    Charlie Parker, 1920-1955, was arguably the greatest saxophonist of all time and a founding father of bebop. Brilliant, addicted, died at age 35.

    I used an old black and white photo taken at Birdland, New York, in 1949 as a reference.


    Acrylic on Canvas, 30″ X 20″
    Winter, 2006
    Located at: Private Collection (SOLD)