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Paul Vjecsner



After the preceding depictions of motor vehicles, following here next are some more along with other symbols of various industries, included in the portfolio of a then mutual fund company named Hamilton Management Corporation. The company since became part of Oppenheimer Funds. My place of employment did a lot of work for them, so I am now including numerous artwork I was given to do in this regard.

3 February 2005



PHOTOGRAPHY, continued1, 2, 3, 4

PORTRAITURE, continued1, 2, 3

COMMERCIAL ART, continued1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25


AUTOBIOGRAPHY, continued1, 2, 3, 4

For the below symbols of industries, from a folder, I used an appropriately "stylized", simplified, form similar to one I used a few years earlier in New York. They allowed me a refreshing change of pace and imagination. The four subsequent drawings are from a booklet about the investment company. The black & white sketch was part of the cover and shows the headquarters of the company. This picture and the next, of homes of prospective institutional investors, indicate another subject I found interesting to draw, buildings. They, too, offered a challenge in perspective, light and shade, etc., and I may later include more of them. The other two drawings from the booklet evidently show a perplexed investor and a smiling interview with an investment advisor. My VJ at bottom.

At left is an advertisement (probably for newspapers—mine is an engraver's proof) by the company, mentioning at the bottom the preceding booklet. Here my VJ is slightly hidden, at bottom right of the drawing, next to the last head with a hat.


The images that follow are from a lavish sales manual (touted then as "the most complete manual of its kind in the investment field") prepared for this company's sales representatives. My illustrations in it alternated between lightly humorous and straightforward, and for consistency I am here separating the two styles, starting with the former, in keeping with the preceding.

10 February 2005

As appears evident, the first drawing below explains how owning mutual funds means diversifying between stocks of various companies, with corresponding profits. My VJ farthest right. The titles are those used in the book, but partly since body type is not included here, I rearranged units in the images for present purposes.
Next it is shown the variety of investors, and more technical explanations of existing funds.
Below next are given other forms of investment, and how Hamilton investors benefit from growth of companies.
Lastly here, the good prospect for future growth of industries is suggested.

Starting with the first image below, the drawings, from the same sales manual as the preceding, differ as explained, by being "realistic" (in art called "naturalistic"). Perhaps I should immodestly mention that I am unaware of anyone who has the versatility in styles I have, ones observable in these pages. I don't mean different tools, with for instance both drawing and painting together done by many, but different visual forms, which I have used to fit the jobs.

17 February 2005

The first below drawing is not necessarily my favorite, but it was for the front page of the manual and has accordingly my VJ at bottom right. In these drawings the use of the "nervous" zigzag line may be noticed again.

The subsequent illustrations were done in line and wash, the line in black, and the wash (watercolor), as well as the titles, in varying colors, applied in different layers combined in printing.

The pictures seem to need little comment beside the occasional title. The separate custodian bank, noted below, is where the funds are by law sent from the investment company and kept for security.


In the last several images are shown forms the sales representatives furnish to customers, including ones among the military, with corresponding mail service.



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