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Fred Czufin - Picasso's Violin
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Fred Czufin - Picasso's Violin

About the Art:
In his early experiments in cubism, the great artist, Picasso, created dozens of beautiful collages, many of which include images of violins. I wanted to recapture this cubist collage look by deconstructing, then reassembling, an actual violin. (I'm glad these violins won't have to be playable!)

The winning Auction Bid for this violin was announced on
November 10, 2004.  

About the Artist:
Fred, the son of artists, was born in Somerville, Mass., and received a B.F.A. degree from St. Louis School of Fine Arts, Washington University. He graduated with honors and was awarded the John T. Millikan Foreign Study Scholarship. During World War II, Fred served in the Army as a cartographer, assigned to OSS as a member of a team creating strategic maps for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the President. His professional career in advertising began at Gardner Advertising Co. in St. Louis and New York, where he became Vice President, Group Creative Director. He designed the original label for Busch Beer, and the original logo for Duncan Hines Mixes was his design concept. He later became Creative Director of Avery Hand in Westport, Conn., and then, with his wife and partner, Peg, formed Czufin Associates, an advertising consulting firm. For his contributions to excellence in all forms of advertising, Fred has received numerous national and international awards.

After retirement to Williamsburg in 1989, Fred became active in local community service organizations, serving as officer for many. Since 1993 he has taught popular courses for CWA on various art subjects.

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