Folk Musicians: Woody Guthrie

painting of Woody Guthrie playing a guitar

Artist: Bernard Fuchs
Art director: Howard E. Paine
First day of issue: June 26, 1998

Oil on canvas

Instructed to show Guthrie and three other folk musicians from the perspective of a front-row seat, artist Bernard Fuchs adapted a famous photo of the singer taken during a performance. Muted colors and soft edges contribute to this painting’ s warm, textured look.

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