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Guy Boyd, the Mark and Marker of an Artist

IN GOD’S CARE GUY MARTIN A’BECKETT BOYD 12. 6. 1923 — 26. 4. 1988 LOVED HUSBAND OF PHYLLIS DEVOTED FATHER OF SEVEN CHILDREN DEDICATED FAMILY MAN SCULPTOR – POTTER – CONSERVATIONIST   IN GOD’S CARE PHYLLIS EMMA BOYD 6. 3. … Continue reading

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To Capture a Tragic Moment

The George Washington De Long monument in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, features a sculpture of an explorer, hand above this face, scarf blown back, peering into the blinding snow.  The softness of the edges of the sculpture, give … Continue reading

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Undaunted by Failure

  LEON L. BEAN Oct. 13, 1872 Feb. 5, 1967 BERTHA D. PORTER WIFE OF LEON L. BEAN 1865 — 1939 A few years ago I had a business trip to Freeport, Maine, the home and headquarters of the L. … Continue reading

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The Persistent Myth of Mother Goose

Old Mother Goose, When she wanted to wander, Would ride through the air On a very fine gander. Jack rode to his mother, The news for to tell; She called him a good boy And said it was well. Then … Continue reading

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He had more than 15 minutes

The largest museum in the United States dedicated to one artist—seven floors in Pittsburgh—houses a large collection of artwork by famed pop artist Andy Warhol. The museum, located in an 88,000-square-foot building downtown contains 900 paintings, 77 sculptures, nearly 2,000 … Continue reading

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General Stonewall Jackson and His Arm

In the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, formerly known as the Presbyterian Cemetery, in Lexington, Virginia, stands the commanding bronze statue of Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, sculpted by famed Richmond, Virginia, artist Edward Virginius Valentine (November 12, 1838 – October 19, … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Death

CHARLES ADOLPH SCHIEREN BORN FEBRUARY 28, 1842  DIED MARCH 10, 1915 MARIE LOUISE SCHIEREN BORN AUGUST 5, 1840  DIED MARCH 11, 1915 IN THEIR LIVES THEY WERE LOVELY AND IN THEIR DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED   Most people are … Continue reading

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