Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ludwig Nickel

Probably the first real portrait I ever did, was of my friend Ludwig Nickel. He was an amazing artist and craftsman who encouraged me to try painting. The object to his right is a copper door which he designed and fashioned. It graced the front of his store where he sold his amazing gold and silver pieces of jewelery, most notable being the cloisonne. He will never be forgotten.

acrylic on canvas 48" x 36"

1 comment:

  1. Ludwig was a kind, wonderful man - a true gentleman and a gifted artist. Making those doors took a lot out of him, but they were beautiful (once they were correctly hung - not everyone had Ludwig's attention to detail!). Rest in peace, Ludwig.