Louis A. by S. Christopher James, ©August 2020. 9 x 12-inch image on 11 x 17-inch 100% cotton rag archival quality paper. Printed on a 10-color fine art pigment ink printer.Buy
Louis A. (Louis Armstrong), or as he was affectionally nicknamed, Satchmo, was a trumpeter and vocalist. He was among the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned different eras in the history of jazz. He was beloved by most for his gravelly voice and robust horn. An entertainer of the highest order. I believe this work captures all that is good about the personality and the genre. Dancing and random lines and doodles mirror the improvisational nature of jazz music.