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 "Nina B. Ward: Portrait of Mrs. Rudolph Blankenburg"

    Nina Belle Ward was my Great Aunt. She studied at the New York School of Art, Chase School, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the St. Louis School of Fine Art, and for many years taught art in Kalamazoo and was instrumental in founding the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. In 1914 she won the M

    Dana Ward
  • About "Nina B. Ward: Portrait of Mrs. Rudolph Blankenburg"

    Hello Dana, As you probably know, there are 3 Nina Belle Ward paintings here at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. You can see them online by going to the following link: http://collection.kiarts.org/view/objects/asimages/search@?t:state:flow=00e2075b-cca4-49dd-aff1-8b7c19fbcd56 We also have high res

    Greg Waskowsky
  • About "Charles Sheeler: Vermont Landscape"

    The minute I saw this, I knew it was Vermont.

    VTMama
  • About "Maurice Molarsky: Linda"

    Maurice Molarsky was born in Kiev in the Ukraine on May 25, 1881. In 1892 he emigrated from England, by way of Hamburg, with his parents Hyman and Fanny Molarsky and his brother Abram. The family settled in Philadelphia and in 1889 Maurice began studying painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine

    Mona Molarsky
  • About "Mildred Bunting Miller: Two Cows in Woods"

    Few people know that in 1964, Mildred Bunting Miller left some personal letters to her niece, Virginia Brown. The Bunting letters talk about her early life in Chester Springs and her later life in California. Since Miller's death in 1964, Virginia Brown has put together some of her aunt's

  • About "Stan Merz: Month's End"

    I was a student of Stan's for many years at PAFA. I too, lost track of him. Although I have none of his paintings, I live and teach his aesthetic ideals. I would love to have the opportunity to see more of his work. Www.georgannalenssen.com

    Georganna Lenssen