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 John Falter's Jazz Portraits

        In the Studio

 
Falter's work in the studio included prints and paintings based on his on-the-spot jazz sketches.
These studio works are more polished and refined than the live drawings, yet still remain more expressive than the straightforward illustration style typically associated with Falter's magazine work.




James P. Johnson

John Falter
oil on board

Acknowledged as the father of stride piano playing, James P. Johnson also arranged and composed.

Donor: John P. Falter Collection
10,645-4569

 



Jack Teagarden

John Falter
oil on board

Many critics considered Jack Teagarden the finest of all jazz trombonists during his time.

Donor: John P. Falter Collection
10,645-4568

 



Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong

John Falter
oil on canvas, 1975

Donor: John P. Falter Collection
10,645-31

 


Recently when the late Louis Armstrong marched over to the other side to be one of the saints, we were once again reminded that there are but a few of them left. The innovators who grew up with jazz, the men who stuck to the roots of this American expression of music.   -- John Falter

 



"Pee Wee" Russell
John Falter
oil on board

Pee Wee Russell (Charles Ellsworth) played clarinet and saxophones. Many musicians considered him the greatest and most original jazz clarinetist ever.

Donor: John P. Falter Collection
10,645-4570


 


  

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