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In August of 2010 I was part of a pastel workshop conducted by Albert Handell. During the workshop I decided to do a portrait of this interesting face. Albert ended up buying the piece. It has received several awards, including an HM in the Pastel Journal Magazine's Pastel 100 Competition. Out of the over 5,500 entries only 100 were chosen, 20 from each of five categories. This pastel was one of the 20 chosen in the Portraits and Figures Category and appeared in the April 2011 issue of the magazine.

It also won first place in the 2010 Pasadena ArtExpo! Show. It was so well received another was painted, based on the original portrait, with minor changes in eye color, beard, clothing, hat and background. Titled "Captain, My Captain" it was accepted into the 2011 Tour America - Artist's Invitational Show hosted by the Cortile Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts. It was one of the first sold in this show.

Available as a Limited Edition of only 25 images on archival paper using heavily pigmented archival inks . Signed and numbered by Artist. The Certificate of Authenticity will note it was printed specifically for you.