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    "Blues Mount Rushmore," ink/watercolor on paper, 19" x 25", framed 29" x 25"
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    "Elvis - The Tupelo Years," ink/watercolor on paper, framed, 21" x 22.5"
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    "Elvis Costello," ink/watercolor on paper, framed, 23" x 19"
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    "Post-Cubism Elvis," mixed media on paper, framed, 23" x 19"
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    "David Comstock," ink/watercolor on paper, framed, 23" x 19"
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    "Matthew Hasty," ink/watercolor on paper, framed, 23" x 19"
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    "Classic Rock," ink/watercolor on paper, framed, 28.5" x 35"
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    "Six Degrees of Separation Memphis Style," signed print, framed, 31" x 40"
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    "Gershwin," ink/watercolor on paper, 27.25" x 39.5"
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    "Earp Brothers," ink/watercolor on paper, 24" x 30"
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    "Ulysses S. Grant," ink/watercolor on paper, 25" x 19.75"
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    "Jimmy Buffett," ink/watercolor on paper, 23.25" x 20"
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    "Aretha Franklin," ink/watercolor on paper, 23.5" x 19.5"
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    "Roy Orbison," ink/watercolor on paper, framed, 23" x 19"
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    "Al Green," ink/watercolor on paper, 24" x 20"
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    "Mark Twain," ink/watercolor on paper, 24.5" x 21.25"
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    "Shelby Foote," ink/watercolor on paper, 23.75" x 20.75"
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Mike Caplanis is tall, dark, handsome and talented. Well, he’s tall in a room full of short guys.

His work is less easily described. It’s not meant to be art, it just is. It’s not meant to be mean spirited or amusing or inspired. Like the fame around the pieces, it just is.

Mike retains little hope of ever finding himself, anywhere.

Mike lives with his wife Karen in Stephens City, Virginia.


Mike Caplanis: Education and Honors

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


Mike Caplanis: Publications

Caplanis has contributed illustrations to the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Los Angeles TimesYankee magazine, American History magazine, The Oxford-American magazine and other publications. He illustrated the book Drawn to the Civil War, a book of biographies and caricatures of Civil War heroes.