Eight years ago my wife and I moved to New Jersey. Little did I know that one of my early influences, Thomas Nast lived and worked just a few miles from our house. His home has been granted landmark status and a family now resides there. I keep wishing it would go up for sale...not that we could afford it, but since my wife works as a part-time Realtor I would have access to roam through the house! It would be great just to stand in his studio space for awhile!
Other Nast links worth a visit:
It was 40 years ago today (actually June 1st) that Sgt. Peppers was released. I remember being a 15 year old kid and hearing it for the first time. I like may others was totally blown away having never heard or seen anything like it before. Just a fantastic piece of artwork!!!!
This was a gouche done back in '93 right after the 25th year anniversary of it's release...I just can't believe how fast time is flying!!!