Betty Harper is the official artist for Elvis Presley Enterprise, Inc. whose ability to capture the persona of the King of Rock & Roll on canvas is phenomenal, beautiful, and inspirational. We are celebrating Elvis Week through a series of artwork by combining Betty Harper’s art with our own inspiration sparked by her imagination to capture Elvis Presley as we love to see him. We will post a series of four pictures every day from August 08 – August 16.
If you can’t be in Memphis to celebrate Elvis Week 2015 check out 4 Ways to Celebrate Elvis Week and celebrate from home.
On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at Graceland, his sanctuary and estate in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 42 years old. The news sent a wave of shock and sadness as the world mourned the man who transformed how we listen to music and so much more. “Elvis Presley’s death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique and irreplaceable…His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture,” wrote President Jimmy Carter at the time. (www.parade.com 4 Ways to Celebrate Elvis Week. August, 18 2014)
Visit Betty Harper’s website at www.bettyharper.com to see all her original artwork.