About Artist Larry Grossman
Artist Larry Grossman’s professional art career began when he bought an airbrush at age fifteen. He soon began painting and selling wild T-shirts at hot rod shows and events such as “The Teen-Age Fair” in Hollywood, often working for the legendary “King of the Car Kustomizers”, George Barris.
In 1967 Larry moved to Berkeley, where he graduated (majoring in film and photography) from CCAC Art School. An animation short film he single-handedly created as a senior won Grand Prize in several film festivals, and he later returned to CCAC to teach animation. In 1981 the Disney Studios enticed Larry back to L.A. to work as a designer on the studio’s landmark first-computerized film “TRON.” After that, Larry created airbrushed art on a free-lance basis for Disney, Warner Bros., and Dreamworks Studios, and also illustrated album covers for legendary musician Frank Zappa, among others.
In the mid 90’s Larry retired his trusty airbrush after becoming enthralled with the creative potential of the computer while working on the 1982 film “Tron.” Larry soon developed his current unique artistic process, which combines digital airbrushing with his own photography. The resulting images are distinctive, unique and striking, and often reflect Larry’s love for the styles of the 1930-50’s (Art Deco in particular). In addition, he owns a 1932 Ford hot rod and a 1961 Nash Metropolitan Convertible (he does all of his own work), and also collects and wears vintage clothes from those periods as well.
The art Larry creates through his current business, Retrovisions, is currently exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide, including the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Museum of Neon Art, the National Hot Rod Museum, the Gene Autry Western Museum, and many airplane museum gift shops. In addition to self-publishing more than seventy-five posters, Larry has also created art for companies such as In-N-Out Burger and Bob’s Big Boy. He also accepts commissions from customers who want custom-tailored art featuring themselves, their airplanes, cars, or whatever.
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The Union Pacific pioneered transcontinental rail service. Eventually, running freight through half of America meant long consists hauled by some of the largest locomotives ever built. Reaching back to the steam era, Union Pacific pictures giants ranging from a Union Pacific Type 4-12-2, and a 4-8-8-4 Big Boy, to a unique 1927 branch-line M-32 “Doodlebug,” and more classic rail images. Roll on!
This 2023 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size
Locomotives and trains featured in this edition include:
• Union Pacific 60 and 60-B are sitting outside the Council Bluffs, Iowa diesel shop on January 22, 1969. American Locomotive Company wanted to give the diesel superpower market a try, and this is two thirds of the result.
• Union Pacific 5443 (General Electric ES44AC) and 8923 (EMD SD-70ACe-T4) lead a 66-car windmill blade train southbound on Colorado’s Joint Line at Larkspur, CO on February 24, 2016.
• Union Pacific Motorcar M-32 is being loaded with freight as it sits in front of the depot at Twin Falls, ID in February 1953. M-32 was one of five units built and delivered to the Union Pacific by EMC-St. Louis in 1927.
• Union Pacific 7007, an MT Class 4-8-2 Mountain, is leaving Denver, CO with Train #17, the westbound Pony Express on June 17, 1947.
• Union Pacific 1498, an EMD Class FP-7 and an F-3B, are on Train #35 The Butte Special at the Butte, MT depot on July 13, 1961.
• Union Pacific 9514, a ponderous UP Class 4-12-2, is hauling a 98-car westbound manifest freight out of Council Bluffs, IA on July 4, 1953. 9514 was built in 1929 by the American Locomotive Company, one of 88 locomotives.
• Union Pacific CD-07 is leading Train #111, the westbound City of Denver, through Sand Creek Junction, CO with an 11-car consist on September 14, 1940. Originally, M-10007 was constructed as a spare A-B locomotive set in July 1936; it was reassigned CD-07A and CD-07B a year later.
• Union Pacific Big Boy (4-8-8-4) 4021 is getting an eastbound freight underway at Laramie, WY on September 18, 1956. It looks like 4021 will be getting an assist up to Sherman Summit today. Union Pacific received their 25 Big Boys in two groups. 4000, the first one, was delivered on September 4, 1941, with the rest of the first order right behind it.
• Union Pacific 620 and 621-B are the power for a mail train at Council Bluffs, IA, seen here on September 15, 1962. Two A units and two B units were built and put into service by the Erie Railroad in 1954.
• Union Pacific 5019, a Class TTT (2-10-2), is leading a 72-car eastbound freight near North Bend, NE on October 25, 1952. 5019 was built in 1920 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, one of an order for 25 locomotives.
• Union Pacific 3707, a 4-6-6-4 Challenger, is leading an eastbound 71-car freight up Archer Hill, about one mile west of the Archer, WY depot on November 3, 1958. Delivered to the Union Pacific as coal burning 3907, this class of 40 locomotives (3900-3939) were assigned to the Ogden-Green River and Ogden-Cheyenne freight pools in 1936.
• Union Pacific 908, an EMD E9A-B-A, is leading Train #17, the westbound Portland Rose at Denver’s Union Station on Christmas Eve, 1961.
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