Classical Composers and Conductors: Arthur Fiedler

painting of Arthur Fiedler holding a directors wand

Artist: Burton Silverman
Art director: Howard E. Paine
First day of issue: September 12, 1997

Oil on canvas

Burton Silverman brought an accessible touch to his illustrations of eight composers and conductors. His painting of Arthur Fiedler drew upon elements from two separate photographs; the soft-focus background shown here provided a consistent look across all eight stamps.

Art of the Stamp