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 "Joseph Hirsch: Untitled (Man Resting Head on Table)"

    The name of this lithograph is "Lunch Hour." It is based on a 1942 painting of the same name, and won the 1944 Joseph Pennell Prize from the Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/99406670/

    Ed Lawler
  • About "Betty W. Hubbard : [Landscape]"

    My family, the Damons, knew the Hubbards when they spent summers in East Harwich, Ma. I believe that this is depiction of their 18th century "Cape Cod" house before they made changes to it. They added a sunroom off to the right. The barn was more to the left. The dirt road to the former f

    Carol Damon Andrews
  • About "Mitzi Melnicoff : Untitled"

    Believe it or not, I purchased one of these prints from the habitat for humanities thrift shop in Hatboro. It has the following at the lower left corner handwritten in cursive with pencil..."Melnicoff Memorial Edition, 1972 - Untitled." At the lower right it is written the following...&qu

    Jonathan C Siebott.
  • About "John Raymond Maxwell: Lobsterman's Cove"

    My grandfather created this painting (I believe it was one he reworked). It is my all-time favorite painting of his. I remember being about nine years old or so and he asked me to “help” him as he worked on this piece. He had me inspect for dust on the painting and he asked me to give him sugge

    Kelly King
  • About "Murray Dessner : Viet Nam"

    Murray was very much against our government's involvement in Viet Nam, but he always felt great sympathy for the soldiers. The angel in the upper section of the painting is from Titian's painting of his own entombment, which had always impressed Murry in Venice. The border depicts fields of poppies

    Linda Dessner
  • About "Murray Dessner : Café au Lait"

    Murray painted this study in Paris in 2010. We rented a lovely apartment in the Marais for 6 weeks. He completed two other studies there: Marais and Luxembourg Gardens.

    Linda Dessner
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