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 "Raymond Theel : Autumn"

    Raymond Theel was my grandfather. I have his self portrait done after the fire and, from what I have been told, after he suffered a stroke explaining why his painting shows him in full beard. I also have a water color he did as a wedding or anniversary gift to his brother Percival. I do not know th

    Kathleen Boyer
  • About "Frederick James: A Colonial Wedding"

    The model in the pink dress is indubidably the artist's wife, Lucy. My parents have on their wall a James painting of Lucy in the same dress. I'd be happy to send a picture of it. Fred James was my great-great-great uncle. His sister, Carrie James Shellenberger, was my geat-great grandmot

    Brennan Kane
  • About "Antonio Pietro Martino : Winter"

    Thank you for introducing me to this artist...I enjoyed looking at his three paintings and can't wait to see them at the Museum...

    phyllis weber
  • About "Larry Day: Landscape for St. John of the Cross"

    Very happy to find this early work by Larry Day. There is a strong group of artists absorbing and working through Abstract Expressionism via contact with New York artists--including Paul Keene, Sanford Greenberg and Doris Staffel. I'd love to see an exhibition exploring AbEx work made in Phila

    Ron
  • About "Marc Salz: Night Fantasy (for Warren Rohrer)"

    a airticularly moving piece and a well chosen one. It has a strong presence, with solid feelings, satisfying. Wonderful choice!

    ruth
  • About "Millicent Krouse: Reclining Woman"

    Hi I have bought a woodcut signed, "Owl" 13/20 Millicent Krouse 1966. It is a quite large depiction of an Owl. There are two colors of paint/medium used, the owl itself is black perched upon a brownish limb of a tree. The artist appeared to sign and number as well as naming as noted above

    Cheryl Hunke