From the Collection
LEO GAREL (1917-1999)
One of two dozen illustrations used in the WNYC Masterwork Bulletin between 1939 and 1941 by Leo Garel. Garel was an American artist and cartoonist whose work was published in The New Yorker, The Saturday Evening Post, and Playboy, among others. He was born in Brooklyn and attended Parsons School of Design, the New York School of Fine and Applied Art and the Art Students League. Following his work for WNYC, Garel traveled to New Mexico, where he painted and exhibited at the legendary Blue Door Gallery and at Galeria Escondida in Taos. Later in life, Garel lived and worked in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. Encouraged by his friendship with the psychoanalyst Erik H. Erikson, who himself had worked as a painter, Garel was a pioneer and an innovator in art psychotherapy at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA. He taught painting and continued to exhibit actively until his death in 1999. For more Garel drawings see the slideshow below. (WNYC Archives Collection)
Broadcast on WNYC today in:
1947: Recordings, E.T.C. with Edward Tatnell Canby presented a memorial tribute to Arturo Toscanini with commentary by author and music critic Marcia Davenport. Included are Toscanini and the NBC Symphony rehearsal excerpts from Mozart's The Magic Flute and the finale of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
1952: Campus Press Conference interview with Joseph Glass, Socialist Party candidate for U.S. Senate from New York.
1967: The Singing Lady with Ireene Wicker tells the story of the tortoise and the hare. (She always spelled her name that way).
1996: Josef Feigelson, cello and Mark Pakman, piano perform for Around New York.
2004: Spinning on Air features the work of Hannah Marcus. "The songs sometimes wander gently, other times they are searching urgently, and their goal seems to be an encounter with the truth. Hannah joins host David Garland in the studio to talk about and to sing some of her encounters, accompanying herself on piano and guitar, joined by an ensemble of viola, cello, harmonium, and sax. While Hannah often writes her own lyrics, she's also collaborated with novelist Rick Moody."