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Bubber with Birds

48.00"W x 36.00"H x 1.3"D

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Craig Moran


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: jazz, birds, coronet, trumpet, blue, duke ellington

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 48"W x 36"H x 1.25"D

Year Created: 2011

Bubber Miley was a trumpeter and coronet player who performed with Duke Ellington way back in the 20's. The squawking and growling sounds produced from his instruments always reminded me of birds, so I painting this picture of Bubber Miley playing, surrounded by bird-like creatures.

Craig Moran was born in Washington, DC, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Studio Art at the University of Virginia (UVA). He received a fifth-year arts fellowship at UVA, and completed a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Moran has lived in San Francisco and Chicago, as well as various parts of Virginia. He currently resides in Washington, DC and has a studio in Takoma Park.

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