Gabriel Moreno Honors Two of America's Finest Pianists

 - Apr 26, 2011
References: gabrielmoreno & online.wsj
Gabriel Moreno’s illustration for the The Wall Street Journal honors Byron Janis and Leon Fleisher, two of America’s finest pianists.

Moreno was asked by The Wall Street Journal to illustrate Byron Janis and Leon Fleisher. In a single portrait, Moreno creates a simple but powerful illustration that captures the pianists in a powerful moment. Using an elegant black and white style with a touch of red, water color and the image of a piano, Moreno brilliantly captures both artists in the image.

Both pianists suffered a neurological condition, which injured their hands -- this makes this illustration all the more profound.

A description of the illustration is provided by The Wall Street Journal: "Byron Janis and Leon Fleisher chronicle their terrible physical suffering and endless searches for cures, but also recall golden moments of their youths and early careers."