"Mom today in art we learned about an artist...." yelled by one guy
"who moved to New York City...." yelled by the other
"and lived on the 30th floor of a hotel...."
[are you getting how this was screamed in the van?]
"and listened to Boogie woogie music"
"and painted a picture of taxis!"
Together - "Can we find his picture?"
Bless, bless Google.
I first typed into that lovely rectangle painter who listened to boogie woogie music and just got listings for CDs.
Then I tried painter boogie woogie music and this appeared on the computer screen -
"THAT'S IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" they both screamed.
Piet Modrian painted Broadway Boogie Woogie between 1942- 1943. My kids made their own versions of it in art class last week with squares they cut from construction paper.
A-toot, a-toot, a-toot-diddelyada-toot
He blows it eight-to-the-bar, in boogie rhythm
He can't blow a note unless the bass and guitar is playing with him
He makes the company jump when he plays reveille
He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B
(Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Don Raye and Hughie Prince)