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George Colin

Fine Art Sale

Colin began his art career in the 1950s, after taking a Norman Rockwell correspondence course in commercial art. First he painted in oils, then switched to chalk pastels in the mid-1980s and hasn’t looked back. He uses beautiful Arches black paper, which makes the vibrant pastels pop right off the surface. A typical Colin pastel shows a farm scene with rolling hills and a farmer on a tractor. But is there a typical Colin? George is nothing if not versatile. His early landscapes were representational, while his recent work has become more abstract, including studies of ballerinas, dogs, even turnips.

Colin’s clientele now includes the rich and famous–Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan own pieces; the Band used a Colin pastel for the cover of its 1998 album, Jubilation. Senator Dick Durbin is a longtime customer and has Colin’s drawings hanging in his home, as well as his Washington, D.C., office…

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