Stories

People like you have shared their ideas, knowledge, and stories as they relate to the art in our collection. Read about what people think about the art and artists you love here. Visit an individual work of art or artist page to add your story to our collection.

  • About "Violet Oakley : Albert Spalding, American Violinist"

    My Grandfather Patrick Welch emigrated with his family to the USA. They settled in Great Barrington MA, where Albert Spalding's family had a summer home. Patrick Welch was an accomplished Irish Fiddler who apparently spent a great amount of time paying with the arguably the world's best violinist o

    Jack Welch
  • About "Charles Santore : Sheriff Lobo: Claude Akins, Brian Kerwin, and Mills Watson"

    Mighty Sheriff Lobo. Love it!

    Scott Watson
  • About "Francis Speight : Untitled (Manayunk Scene)"

    The bright copper topped roof on the church does still exist. It is Holy Family church on Hermitage street. The artist was probably standing on the area know to locals as Germany Hill. The clear area behind the church in the foreground , is now occupied by Hillside playground

    Nancy Matlack
  • About "Giovanni Martino : Jefferson Street (W. Manayunk, Philadelphia)"

    This painting is of Jefferson Street which is now in the town called Belmont Hills. Formally called West Manayunk. The big red and white house was built in the late 1800's by my Great Great Grandfather William Robinson who was an Irish Immigrant. For his wife and 9 children. It still currently stan

    Bernadette Robinson
  • About "Mitzi Melnicoff : Untitled (young girls in garden)"

    Mitzi was my teacher at PCA in 1966 and I continued to work with her after graduating and while I was in Grad school at Tyler I learned about making a decisive mark in drawing and using the whiteness of the paper as a positive element We remained friends until her death at too early an age I love h

    Bill White
  • About "Alice Kent Stoddard : The Puppies' Angel"

    Hello! Sandy Stoddard was also known as Reverend Lois C. Thomas she was my grandmother. My sister previously commented but I wanted to add that Sandy was a nickname due to the color of her hair. She was married to Kent Stoddard at this time. It means so much to me to see this painting and know that

    Alison
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