About the Series

I have always admired writers. Their work nourishes us and helps us mature, evaluate, and understand our emotions as well as the circumstances in which we find ourselves throughout our lives. They are our mentors, educators and soulmates who use their talents to shock, entertain, and enlighten us.

Because of a request to create a painting of William S. Burroughs, a writer of whom I was not an enthusiast, I have been given a chance to salute in paintings writers who I admire. I have narrowed the list down to American writers of the 20th century, many of whom are still alive and continue to amaze us with their stories, essays and books.

Throughout the next several months, I will be adding to the collection, and providing insights into the writers’ influences on me as well as their great accomplishments.

Hope you enjoy the portraits and stories.

George H. Rothacker