The Quiet Man (2)

This mixed media painting is a companion piece to the charcoal drawing “The Quiet Man (1)”. Both are portraits of Bruno “Pete” Peters. In Quiet Man 1, he is shown as a World War II fighter pilot, when he was considered the “old man” of his squadron at the age of 27. The second one is contemporary, at the age of 97. (This is a birthday gift.) The two are portrayals of the same man separated by 70 years. As in Quiet Man 1, I would caption this “He let his warplanes and his saxophones make the noise.”

20 in. x 16 in. (50.8 cm x 40.6 cm)
Mixed media rendered predominantly in pastels, with compressed charcoal, acrylic gesso and paint on canvas panel

Original in the collection of the family of Bruno Peters.

Prints of various sizes — and more — are available through FineArtAmerica or contact me directly.


Posted on

September 7, 2015


  1. Jason Stigletts

    Great to see Pete doing well. He was my Squadron Commander at the 2010 Comm Sq. in 1964-66 at Walker AFB, NM
    Jason Stigletts

    • Edward M Corpus

      Good evening, Jason. Pete is doing quite well for a gentleman heading towards 100 next month.


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