Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Walter E. and Anne Foran

The image below was a pencil sketch I did of the late Senator Walter E. Foran and his wife, Anne, in the early 1980s. The senator died of lung cancer in 1986. I did this portrait for my close friend, Frank, who continues to visit his mother in a care facility each and every week. I just returned from New Jersey and spent my last night at his home, where the picture hangs in his dining room. 30 years of sunlight have taken a toll, but it's still in pretty good shape.
Walter's brother Dick was a Hollywood actor who starred in, predominantly, westerns. He was considered one of Hollywood's singing cowboys during the 30s and 40s.
The actual drawing is larger and not cropped like this one, but this was the one that had the least reflection on the glass.