Category Archives: Religious art

Pioneer Angelus, where are you?

One of the pieces I am most eager to see or have a photo of is Pioneer Angelus, a large mural painted by my aunt as her final assignment for her Master of Arts degree at University of Iowa State … Continue reading

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Why art matters

I love this quote from Rodney Allen Schwartz, director of the Westminster Presbyterian Church Gallery and Archive: “Art matters because it provides a communication tool between an artist or designer and the diverse audience who encounters the art. This encounter … Continue reading

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Iron Crosses, Bruges – update

After a flurry of emails back and forth, I was connected to Chris van Lierop, whose parents were Rev. Richard E. Nelson and Mrs. Dorothy Rawlings Nelson. I received this lovely note from Chris: “I looked again at your website. … Continue reading

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Salvaged Memories

Verna Friedman was one of my aunt’s students at Clarke College in the 1950s. She has been very generous sharing her memories of my aunt. Earlier this spring, she sent me some clippings and a piece of work my aunt … Continue reading

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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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Do you have a painting by a nun?

Gee, you might and not even know it! If you live in Iowa, particularly Dubuque Iowa, and are an art aficionado with a modern painting on your wall, you just might! For my family’s benefit, I’ve been posting what I … Continue reading

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Ecce Homo 1953

I recently got a copy of my aunt’s CV, submitted to West Valley College for employment, and the CV references where some of her work is placed in permanent collection.  I immediately sent out inquiries, and the first to return … Continue reading

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