Category Archives: 1960s

Curriculum Vitae

I found a copy of my aunt’s CV, sent in 1969 to West Valley College, therefore dating her move to San Fransisco area around that year. This also adds information about what awards she won, her education, advanced degrees and … Continue reading

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Blue Triumph 12/12

This large painting, which I call Blue Triumph, is part of the permanent collection at Clarke University. The date my aunt painted this is unknown, but it would be prior to her leaving to go to San Francisco in the … Continue reading

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Robert De Niro and me

Okay, this is a misleading title. But I just watched the HBO documentary on artist Robert De Niro, Sr., a project created by his son, actor Robert De Niro. I was moved by De Niro’s passion to honor his father’s … Continue reading

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Sister Mary Seraphia?

Gosh I love the Internet! Yesterday, out of the blue, I received the following email generated from the contact form of this blog from a G. Walker. It read: Comment: Hi, I happened across this work of art listed on … Continue reading

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Update on Psalm 82, 15

I am about to receive my very own original work by my aunt! I am indebted to Valerie Albicker from The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder for researching and endowing me with … Continue reading

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Antiques Roadshow?

My husband and I watched PBS’s Antiques Roadshow last night. It is one of our favorite programs, and as I was watching, this woman showed up with a picture of a canoe in the water. She didn’t like it, and … Continue reading

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Broken Ice 11/12

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Unfinished Dream 9/12

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Forgiveness 10/12

I called this Forgiveness because I see a figure kneeling in the middle of the painting, it’s hands outstretched and palms up. It faces a great white light and touches the light peripherally, as does one knee. Most of the … Continue reading

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Ethereal forest 8/12

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Intersection 7/12

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Red Jazz 6/12

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Blue fracture 5/12

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Night time in the city 4/12

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Blue City 2/12

This is my second favorite, and it’s a very close second.My aunt traveled and studied in Europe and I suspect that is the inspiration, if not model for this image. I see a river in the center, with the city’s … Continue reading

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Bridges 1/12

This is my favorite of the 12 images sent to me by Dr. Sara McAlpin, BVM.  The first word that came to me was bridges, so that is the working title. I screeched with delight when the CD she mailed … Continue reading

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Twelve new paintings at Clarke University are discovered!!

Due to the over the top kindness of Dr. Sara McAlpin, BVM, I am now in possession of an additional dozen photographs of paintings done by my aunt. Sr. Sara, words cannot convey my gratitude for you time in locating … Continue reading

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Psalm 82:15 discovered at UC-Boulder

I am delighted to have received a response from an inquiry to University of Colorado-Boulder where my aunt studied in 1965-66 for her M.F.A. After doing some digging around on my behalf, Valerie Albicker was able to uncover what is … Continue reading

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Clarke College – Archives

So many thanks go out to Sr. Sara McAlpin who has spent a good deal of time tracking down more of my aunt’s work. These are very abstract and modern, and I suspect were painted in the 1960s. Not sure … Continue reading

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New painting discovered – 1966!!!

My Craigslist contact came through! I am so excited! I’ve been corresponding with a woman in Dubuque whose father purchased this painting in 1966. He believes it was painted that year. He also told his daughter there was one similar … Continue reading

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More from Mt. Carmel

The following images were sent to me by the Sisters of Charity. The photographs are not good quality. The title is mine. It came without one. When I posted this on my Facebook for family and friends to see, many … Continue reading

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I’ve hit the jackpot with Craiglist!

Always follow your hunches!  When I found out my aunt had produced all this artwork 50 years ago, I had no idea how I might begin tracking it all down. On a lark, I posted an add in the Dubuqe … Continue reading

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