Biographer to present program on Bradford-born illustrator Hane

Illustration by Roger Hane

Robert C. Hunsicker will present a multimedia program on Roger Hane, a Bradford-born illustrator whose vision and works transformed the commercial art world.

Hunsicker, author of Roger Hane: Art, Times and Tragedy, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

During Hane’s 11-year professional career, he produced more than three hundred published illustrations for many of the major publishing houses, magazines and record companies. His life was cut short when he was murdered in Central Park at the age of 35, after being named Artist of the Year.

Hunsicker’s talk commemorates what would be the year of Hane’s 80th birthday and will reflect on Hane’s meteoric rise, his tragic demise and the impact of his work during his brief but extraordinary career.

During Hunsicker’s visit to Bradford, he will also work with interdisciplinary art students at Pitt-Bradford and present copies of his book on Hane to arts students at Pitt-Bradford and Bradford Area High School.

Hunsicker will also introduce his latest book, “Picture Stories: From Berlin to Babylon,” which features the photography and stories of Peter Winkler from 1913 to 2006.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Hanley Library and the Blaisdell Foundation. It is free and open to the public.

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