Jascha Heifetz #09 Tommy Cheng Painting
U.S.A, c. 1995
25 x 30 in (64 x 76 cm)
Portrait of Russian-American violinist Jascha Heifetz, considered by some to be the greatest violinest of all time. Pictured here poised with his violin resting on his shoulder, in front of a serene baby blue backdrop.
Tommy Cheng is a contemporary outsider and folk artist who lives and paints in Washington Heights. His unique style of portraiture has attracted gallery shows in New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Paris. Cheng's portraits are inspired by pop culture and celebrities. With its wide open eyes, deceivingly expressive faces, and modernly flat construction a Cheng portrait is instantly identifiable.
Artist: Tommy Cheng
Material: Paint on plywood