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The Legends of the St Louis Blues

The Legends of the St Louis BluesThe Framery in historic Soulard presents a unique celebration in art of one of the most significant cities in Blues and Jazz music history, The Legends of the St Louis Blues.

Rarely heralded for its importance, but long regarded as a cradle for Blues and Jazz, St Louis was the launching pad for the careers of such legends as Roosevelt Sykes, Victoria Spivey, Lonnie Johnson, Walter Davis, Henry Townsend and the notorious Peetie Wheatstraw. These are the men and women who broke new ground in the 1920s with their music in the formative years of the Blues.

This commemorative print offered by The Framery pays tribute to those artists of the blues and the heritage of the city. The rich and compelling artwork is by Kevin Belford, a popular local artist who is nationally known for his unique blues paintings. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is in many collections worldwide. Fedora Records, Delmark Records, the St Louis Blues Society and other organizations have commissioned Belford's art and his portraits of St Louis music legends have been exhibited in St Louis at universities, the St Louis Artists Guild, the Sheldon Gallery and on permanent display at BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups. His "old school" method of painting combines the classic traditions of realism with present day design sensibilities to create beautiful and fascinating works that are accurate and vibrant. They call to you from across the room and draw you in. The colors are big and the subjects are larger than life. This piece will enhance any room and most likely will be a collector's item as the print run is limited. Order yours from the Framery today.

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