Archive for February 27th, 2011

Drawing Chicago school children with Lincoln was rewarding for me.  But there was a special pleasure in drawing tourists who spoke exotic languages.  Aramaic anyone?  I found it particularly poignant to draw visitors from Korea, China and Vietnam–with Lincoln.   For them, being drawn like this seemed to be the highlight of their day.  Even with the language difficulties I could tell that they knew all about Abraham Lincoln’s life and death, and were absolutely tickled to be shown sitting on his lap.  I know that these drawings are now framed in those distant cities and villages and probably serve as a source of inspiration to innumerable people.   Hey, in some parts of the world, inspiration is hard to come by.  The story of Lincoln tends to move people.  And images are powerful movers.









































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