Scott Joplin (1867-1917) was an American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime". During his brief career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first, and most popular pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", became ragtime's first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag.
Set of 6 Great American Composers, a series of contemporary paintings by Al Moretti of some of the earliest American Composers of note. Stephen Foster, Scott Joplin, John Philip Sousa, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, James Reese Europe