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Stephen Kroninger
March 2007
ACTION ON ARTISTS TAX DEDUCTION BILL
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The Artist Tax Deduction Bill is finally up for action. Please take the time to support this important bill as its passage will impact all individual artists. Go to the link below to send a message to your representatives and senators. Please forward this information to your mailing list!

Artist Deduction Bill Introduced in the House 03-19-2007: After announcing at the Congressional Arts Breakfast on Arts Advocacy Day that he would be the lead sponsor for the Artist Deduction Bill, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) introduced the bill on March 14, 2007, joined by Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-MN). Identical to a Senate bill introduced by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Robert Bennett (R-UT), the bill supports individual artists by allowing them to take a fair-market value tax deduction for tangible works they donate to nonprofit collecting and educational organizations, and it benefits the public by giving them access to more art.  Send a message Urge Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor the Artist Deduction Bill  H.R. 1524 (House) and S. 548 (Senate).  Americans for the Arts
My Studio
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 Here are some photos of my studio taken by me and David Flaherty for an upcoming lecture. In the end I'll choose about five for the talk. Anyway, others have posted their workspaces so here's mine.
Gospel CD Cover
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I just finished this piece for an upcoming Gospel compilation by Anthony Heilbut. I don’t know when it’s slated for release. It’s going to be a fantastic two disc set with one brilliant performance after another. I already heard it so I know. Fans of the music will recognize everyone on the cover as a major star from Gospel’s Golden Age. Designer Jesse Reyes did the Type, color and texture.
 
 To tide you over until this is available here are some other great compilations from the same Producer. They are all highly recommended.          
When Gospel Was Gospel
Marion Williams: Remember Me
Gospel Sound of Spirit Feel
The Great Gospel Women
The Great Gospel Men         
Kings of the Gospel Highway
DUTCH TREAT CLUB AT WAR
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These are some pages from the Dutch Treat Club's 1941 yearbook. Remember, this was a men's club.
end papers
Willard Mullin
Rube Goldberg (right)
H.T. Webster (left)
Otto Soglow
Ray Prohaska (left), Clayton Knight (right)
James Montgomery Flagg
Fred G. Cooper
AS AN EXTRA ADDED BONUS! Speaking of Otto Soglow and World War Two, here's his cover for Many Happy Returns by Groucho Marx. Actually it isn't by Groucho, it was ghost-written by Arthur Sheekman. The funny thing is that the book mainly takes a sardonic view of the Government's confiscatory tax policies but World War Two came along and the publisher decided to go with a patriotic cover.
DUTCH TREAT CLUB end papers
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 A pile of DUTCH TREAT CLUB yearbook end papers were just added to Nancy Stahl's end papers gallery. Check 'Em Out

 "Way back when, New York's leading literary and artistic lights, all male, belonged to the Dutch Treat Club. The club's yearbooks, irreverent and bawdy, are fascinating visual artifacts of a bygone, legendary time.

In the decades before World War II, there was no greater concentration of luminaries, no audience more influential than that of the Dutch Treat Club. And there was no yearbook more extravagant than the Dutch Treat Club's yearbook. The book was a printed version of the club's leisure activities, participated in by its eminent members." (Men at Ease by Dan Nadel, PRINT magazine, January 2001) Some Covers Dutch Treat Club
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