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 "Paula Erggelet: Frenchman's Bay-Mt. Desert (Maine)"

    Oakwood a hilltop estate in Warrenton, VA is the location for a painting made prior to 1928 by Baroness Paula Erggelet which features a Meet of the Warrenton Hunt. I am seeking information about the artist and the present location of the painting for a book that I am writing on the Warrenton Hunt a

    john head
  • About "Raymond Theel : Autumn"

    My parents (Anton and Mary Urban of Jarrettown, Philly and Ambler, PA) were friends with both your grandfather and grandmother and your grandfather's brother Percy and his wife Hattie. When I was a child, your grandfather helped a group of us dig a pool on his property next to the creek. When

    Eileen Urban Scheirer
  • 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