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Multi-faceted Artists 2: Singers with other Art Beats!

Today we focus on singers who have other creative outlets. I bring you the art of Tony Bennett (or Anthony Benedetto), Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and David Bowie.

Tony Benett

“Anthony Benedetto”
the painter that was born before Tony Bennett
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Whether he is performing as Tony Bennett or painting as Anthony Benedetto, he offers to the recipient of his artistry a bridge to his personal values and views of the world. He puts his emotions into his work and with that creates a strong connection that is the necessary result of any successful artistic endeavor. Tony Bennett is an artist. He is best known as a revered performer, the recipient of accolades by his peers and honors by his profession. Tony Bennett is also a visual artist, painting under his family name of Benedetto. The painter is an alter ego to the performer, living out a passion that is personal and introspective.

Ever since Anthony Benedetto, at the age of five, began drawing chalk pictures on the sidewalks of his hometown in Astoria, Queens he has had a commitment to art that has flourished. With his standing over six decades as one of the premier entertainers in the world, he finds time to paint every day, sketching the view from the windows of his hotel suite or out in the countrysides to which he travels. The United Nations has commissioned his artwork on two occasions including their 50th Anniversary “Peace” and “Brotherhood” (purchased by Oprah Winfrey for her personal collection). Three Bennett originals are part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution, including his portrait of Duke Ellington, which was recently accepted into the National Portrait Gallery. Bennett’s painting honoring good friend David Hockney, “Homage to Hockney,” is on permanent display at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio and his original oil painting, “Boy on Sailboat, Sydney Bay,” is part of the permanent collection at the prestigious National Arts Club in Gramercy Park in Manhattan.Info Source
Monet’s Gardens No. 3
by Anthony Benedetto

View more art by Anthony Benedetto

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen
The Artist

Learn more about LEONARD COHEN:singer, poet & painter

“Woman and Horse”
Leonard Cohen
Limited Edition Artwork
View the complete LEONARD COHEN Limited Edition Artwork

Joni Mitchell
“I have always thought of myself as a painter derailed by circumstance.” -Joni Mitchell, June 2000
Self Portrait, 1969
Early Figurative, Photo-Realism, Landscapes
12¾ x 19 in, Gouache
Think of Joni Mitchell and think primarily of her incredible career as a singer, songwriter, musical innovator and trailblazer. Much has been written and discussed of her musical career – much less so of her life as a painter. 
Learn more about JONI MITCHELL & Her Art
David Bowie

David Bowie & His Art

Afro Pagan III, 1995
Iris print on Somerset paper
33 x 25.5 cms

See more of David Bowie’s art

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