Caricature of Paul Whiteman (1890-1967)
Graphite on ivory paper
Overall: 7 x 3 3/8 in. ( 17.8 x 8.6 cm )
signature and date: lower left and center: "Wm HWalker / Apr 5/27" inscription: lower left and center: "Paul Whiteman"
Signed and inscribed along lower edge in graphite: "Wm H. Walker / Apr 5/27"; signed by sitter at lower center: "Paul Whiteman"
A conductor and jazz showman, Whiteman was a pioneer in introducing jazz music to the mainstream American public during the 1910s and 20s.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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