Estelle Laschever


Music is at the core of my art work. I believe that every color has its own sound. In addition, musical sounds also have their own textures, linear movements, shapes and rhythms. I create visual imagery based on these elements to convey the emotional impact of music. Composers suggest various aspects of humanity through their use of symbols to represent abstract sound. These are the points of departure for my work. Music and art compositions are based on similar design elements. The terminology used to evoke the characteristics of a work of music can often be applied when describing works of visual art. My works are never literal translations of music, but communicate to the viewer my responses. I encourage the viewer to respond to my imagery based on the personalized feelings they experience when viewing my art works.


Estelle Laschever has studied at the Art Students League in New York with Will Barnett and Yasuo Kuniyoshi. She holds a BFA degree from Cornell University and a Masters of Art Ed from the University of Hartford. Her work has been shown widely and she has been the subject of twenty two one person shows. She has been the recipient of more than thirty awards and her work is represented in many public and private collections, including the New Britain Museum of American Art the Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, N.Y. and the Gerber Scientific Corporation.