Big Band Leaders: Glenn Miller

painting of Glenn Miller holding a trombone

Artist: Bill Nelson
Art director: Howard E. Paine
First day of issue: September 11, 1996

Gouache and colored pencil on paper

Based on a publicity photograph, this colored-pencil drawing of Glenn Miller successfully captures the creative spirit of the great bandleader. Miller appears to be moving up and out of the stamp frame at an angle that suggests both action and purpose.

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