Today is Scott Joplin’s birthday!
It is not possible to grow up in this world without hearing music from Scott Joplin!
As a child, I heard my father and my grandmother use “The Entertainer” as their standard to test the quality and usefulness of any instrument! It is THE CLASSIC of American music!
During my historical research, I am always disappointed when there is only ONE (1) picture of an important history maker, in Google. In the case of Scott Joplin, I thought it would be interesting to offer more!
Because of the fame achieved for his ragtime compositions, he was dubbed the “King of Ragtime.” During his career, he wrote over 40 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas.
Joplin grew up in a musical family of railway laborers in Texarkana, Arkansas, developing his own musical knowledge with the help of local teachers. While in Texarkana, he formed a vocal quartet and taught mandolin and guitar. During the late 1880s, he left his job as a railroad laborer and traveled the American South as an itinerant musician. He went to Chicago for the World’s Fair of 1893, which played a major part in making ragtime a national craze by 1897.
These AI-generated images are not modified in any way. I share them with you to expose the opportunity of this new technology which has blown up in the past year! See the note below for usage information!
These images were generated using Midjourney AI, by Marie-Lynn using a simple prompt “Regal Oil Painting of Scott Joplin”. They are a gift to you. You can use these images of Scott Joplin as you wish in personal, school or even commercial work! If you produce derivative work from these images please e-mail me [email protected], I would love to see your work!