Blog: @silhouettist

A modern-day silhouettist tells his story.
Charles Burns writes about his explorations into the art and history of silhouette. His mission is to bring this often-overlooked art to a wider, appreciative audience.

Flying at the Garrick Club

Flying at the Garrick Club

I was very surprised on arriving at a recent 60th birthday party at The Garrick Club to see a silhouette flag flying outside, with one of my own silhouettes on it. I felt I'd arrived! The Garrick Club, with it's interesting collection of portraits, is a great place for an artist to work at any time. On that day my artwork was the most prominent.The silhouette flag silhouetteThe silhouette had been cut by me, nearly 10 years earlier at a corporate event. It was the reason I'd been booked of course.

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Silhouette Blurb

Silhouette Blurb

People know very little about silhouettes. For this reason I like to include a little background information on the back of my silhouette cards.  I do update this silhouette blurb from time to time, so here is the latest version. (more…)

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