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Wm Cooke AKA Washboard Bill

by Rick Seguso

oil on canvas museum wrapped and stretched around 1.5 inch stretcher strips. No frame. "Bill" is one of my personal favorites that's why I've had him for so long. I've never really wanted to sell him. He was a local West Palm Beach long time favorite. Bill recorded with the likes of Victoria Spivey, Harry Belafonte, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee. He hoboed around t6he country for years and wound up making West Palm Beach, Florida his home. He played for tips at the old bus station & on the st...

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Rick Seguso

Rick Seguso

Equine art, floral, landscapes and portraits are a big part of Seguso’s work but at the heart of Seguso’s eclectic subject matter are his moody and evocative portraits of musicians. With confident and authoritative brushwork, special emphasis is placed on each character’s distinct and individual nature, capturing these images in bold and realistic paintings.Inspired and influenced by the Old Masters and Post-Impressionists, Seguso’s technique is under-painting in grisaille, and most of his works include varying degrees of glazing, “a technique, often overlooked by modern day artists but an invaluable tool in creating jewel=like depth and style that is impossible to achieve by just mixing paint”, Seguso says.Seguso’s colorful past includes working for legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen as his Road Manager and confidant in the mid 1970’s. He played a pivotal role in the musician’s rise to stardom. Seguso also has also released 2 CD's of original music.

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