In 1876, the first depiction of a cigar box instrument was published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. An etching by artist Edwin Forbes showed two Civil War soldiers at a campsite with one playing a cigar box fiddle. Legends Jimi Hendrix and Carl Perkins started out on DIY cigar box guitars.
Best of GEAG at Edwardsville Art Center
Honorable Mention #3 - Michael Anderson "Napoleon in Rags" (which I liked even more when I saw its name!) is striking in its colors and brush strokes.It's an enormously appealing piece that would be easy to live with for a very long time. It just feels good. - Juror Notes Suzy Farren
Price includes custom floater frame, black.