Monday, April 16, 2012

Jean-Pierre Melville

Film director, resistance fighter and extreme individualist, born Jean-Pierre Grumbach, he adopted the name Melville as a tribute to his favorite American author.
9x11.5 oil paint on plywood panel


Elizabeth said...

His expression is fantastic! Love the whole thing. :)

artslice said...

He is fabulous and so is Mr. Whale. I have an odd facination with the whaling ships/wrecks/stories. Endless appeal for me. Did you see the PBS special on Herman Melville and the Nantucket whaling industry? Facinating.

You are inspiring me, Vivienne :)