Painting Frank Sinatra

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The image of Frank Sinatra was captured in thousands of photographs over the years.  Some are on the album covers found in millions of record collections.  Some were on movie posters and in concert programs seen throughout the world.  And some fill the many books and magazines in which he was featured.  And then there is Frank Sinatra as art, brought to life by painters who chose for their subject this incomparable recording artist, actor, and concert performer.   According to a Sinatra expert, one such artist is Argentina’s Marcelo Neira. 

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Marcelo worked first as an illustrator, with his work published in newspapers and magazines.  Then he turned to portrait painting, focusing on celebrities.  His collection of celebrity portraits includes movie stars like Al Pacino, Humphrey Bogart and Sean Connery.   

Among the jazz musicians Marcelo has painted are Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie.  Rock and roll musicians represented are Elvis, The Beatles and Prince, among others. 

Rat Pack serious by Neira

But the one celebrity to whom Marcelo really gravitated would be Frank Sinatra.  A true Sinatra aficionado, he has a large collection of Sinatra music and memorabilia, and has even hosted a Sinatra themed radio show.  However, when you see his beautiful paintings of the chairman of the board you’d probably agree that they pay the greatest tribute of all.  By the way, Marcelo’s Frank Sinatra collection, which is truly inspired, also includes wonderful paintings of Rat Pack co-stars Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.  To see and purchase some beautiful portrait art, visit Marcelo at marceloneira.com  (Below:  Marcelo Neira)

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