Rufus Chalmers is a prize-winning pastel artist specializing in portraits of people engaged in their ordinary pursuits. His most recent series in blacks, whites and grays depicts famous American jazz artists in the act of making the music which has thrilled and transported millions.
Rufus is originally from North Carolina but spent most of his adult life in New York City. As a child he largely drew cowboys and Indians, using pen and pencil. As a young man in London, Rufus had the chance to