Portrait of Jan Rubini in Profile

Portrait of Jan Rubini in Profile
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17652
Building: 
Current Location: 
Storage Room 303
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a sepia-toned reproductive photograph print of Jan Rubini.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
13 inches
Width: 
0
Height: 
19 inches
Description: 

Originally born in Stockholm, Sweden, Jan Rubini was an actor, concert violinist, and composer. He was known for Clancy Street Boys (1943), Bal Tabarin (1952) and Jan Rubini and Orchestra (1937). Hixon manipulated the background of this portrait with sweeping brushstrokes that fade into solid white along the left-hand side. The white narrows in on Rubini's profile to create a cameo shape emphasized by dark sketched lines echoing from the breast flap of his suit jacket. The portion of the background left purposely untouched by Hixon in the development process redraws and enlarged shadow cast in unrealistic proportion to Rubini's profile. He remains expressionless amidst the artistic background.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes