Category:  Portrait Traditional Art | Posted: November 11, 2017

oil painting on canvas

Tribute to George Carlin

by karen zima

This is an oil painting that I did as a tribute to my favorite comedian of all times. Here is some interesting facts about George Carlin: At summer camp, George, then 9, would do stand-up routines for the other kids, and was one of two boys there known for being funny. The other was a kid called Wacky Wilson ...real name, Dave who would write and perform comedy sketches. Dave Wilson went on to become the longtime director of Saturday Night Live.
George gave part of the credit for his ultimate success as a comedian to the 18-20 years he spent in massive debt to the IRS. This debt, up in the seven figure range at times, forced him to go out on the road and constantly perform, so that he could earn the money to pay it off. Without that pressure, George later felt he would have more heavily pursued a career in film   which he believed, wouldn't have gone anywhere . And, he would not have become the masterful comedian that he became.

Post Type Traditional Art Mixed Media None
oil on canvas

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