Archive for July 21, 2015

Artist of the moment……..Geoffrey Holder



Geoffrey Holder was a world renown painter, dancer, and actor. Geoffrey Holder was born in the country of Trinidad and Tobago in the year 1930.

Holder attended Queen’s Royal College located in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

As an actor you may have seen his work on the Broadway stage in New York. He was also known for appearing in the famous James Bond movie Live and Let Die. Holder also appeared in ads for 7 up soda.

Holder was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for his paintings.

In this clip a short documentary with an interview and several paintings by the artist:

The artist won a Tony award for costume design for a broadway show that featured “The Wizard of Oz” with an African- American cast.

Holder was also an avid photographer and even had a book of his photographs published.

Holder was married to one of the first African American dancers, Carmen de Lavallade. The couple had one son and were married 59 years.

Geoffrey Holder passed away in 2014. He was 84 years of age.

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We close by checkout out one of Holder’s most famous commercials. The famous un cola, 7-up!:

Holder lived a wonderful life and loved the arts. He can be an inspiration for the fact he never stopped learning and was always developing his skills in new mediums from painting, to dance, costume design, and acting.


Artist of the moment…….Jay Rosenblum




Jay Rosenblum was an American Abstract painter. Jay Rosenblum was born in New York City in the year 1933.

Rosenblum attended the Pratt Institute for two years before finishing college and earning a B.A. from Bard College located in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

The artist taught in New York City at the School of Visual Arts.

Jay Rosenblum was killed in 1989. He was riding a bicycle and was hit by a bus. The artist was 55 years of age.

The artist worked in acrylics, oils, and was also a print maker.

In addition to painting Rosenblum enjoyed playing the violin.

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