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 "Bo Bartlett : Burden of Evolution"

    Looking for Lloyd VanScivers.

    Richard van sciver
  • About "Alice Kent Stoddard : Red-Headed Girl with a Doll"

    I believe this is AKS's 1915 "The Doll: Josephine" shown at the Peabody in 1915 and at the PAFA in 1916. What is the provenance? New York Times wrote Feb 13,1916 The Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy … and a portrait of a child with a doll by Alice Kent Stoddard, the last - re

    Barbra Stoddard
  • About "Severo Antonelli: Orchestra Leader, WCAU Radio"

    I believe this photo is of Jan Savitt (1907-1948), a Philadelphia violin virtuoso who graduated from the Curtis Institute and played with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski. He left the Orchestra in the 1930s and formed his own swing big band, becoming a nationally known band leader

    Jack McCarthy
  • About "James Phillip Kelly"

    The sole auction listing for JPK I can find is "Needlepoint" sold at Christie's in 1992 I have a companion piece of a maid with a duster reading a book in a library. Are there other domestic views out there?

    Jeff Armstrong
  • About "William H. Campbell: Boys and Birds"

    I have a Boy and Birds serigraph that was given to my husbands grandfather James Stewart from William H. Campbell in March 1952. -Phyllis Dixon

  • “The first time I saw Garden Fireflies was right after I had moved across the country. This piece of art was the only thing that made feel me less homesick. I guess I just needed a reminder that there was still goodness and beauty in the world.”

    Jenny Davis