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 "Walter Redding"

    Walter Redding was a wonderfully talented artist and an enormously kind and generous man.

    Thomas Goutman
  • About "Dolya Goutman: Tom the Butcher"

    One of my Dad’s greatest paintings. Thanks so much for showing it this year. Hope you can make this very complex painting a regular among your rota of your magnificent collection. You are a fabulous art institution and I am so gratified that the tradition continues!

    Thomas Goutman
  • About "Betty W. Hubbard : Norbert Guterman"

    I grew up with Norbert Guterman... He was my adopted grandfather and died in my home in Mexico. In fact he wanted to die as a Jewish man and I did the ritual. An event that marked me forever. Im an artist now and have endless stories about him. yours Leopoldo Gout New York 2019

    Leopoldo Gout
  • About "Joseph Hirsch: Untitled (Man Resting Head on Table)"

    This is Hirsch's 1942 lithograph "Lunch Hour," winner of the Library of Congress's 1944 Pennell Purchase Prize.

    Ed Lawler
  • About "Carl D. Laughlin"

    Carl D. Laughlin besides being an artist and frame maker, was the pipe major of the MacGregor Pipe Band of Bucks County PA. I learned to play the pipes in his studio near Newtown PA. I watched in make frames and saw him working on paintings. At the time I had no idea how famous Carl would become an

    Rick Plank
  • About "Kendal Coles Hopkins"

    I went to Charlestown elementary school. I believe he taught art classes there on a part time basis — if that’s who I’m thinking of.

    William Fry