Grandpa's darling Eva
Eva was born in Australia with Royal Academy doctors attending. I spent a month in Melbourne and attended the great exhibit at the Victoria Gallery which featured the art of Arthur Streaton, Roberts, McCubban and others. They had Sargents in the guest room where I was invited for tea. All representational oil painters should read the Aussie Robert Hughs--the last great living art critic without a doubt--his essay on Art and Money in "Nothing if Not Critical" will explain what is going on in the art world today with beautiful reference to history.
Royal Academy doctors attending!? Sounds likethere was complications, I hope things went well. I hope mother & child were fine!? (Or was Eva ushered in with Royal care!)Sounds like a must read, Don where do I find this?
Thanks again, Don, for writing your blog. I just ordered "Nothing If Not Critical"(paperback) and "Culture of Complaint"(hardcover) through Amazon's used books dealers. The total including shipping for the two is $21.00.Nora
Eva and mom were fine--I was freaked out about her being born outside the US--and as usual my fears were non-sense. I just like to say "Royal Academy"--it has a ring to it--like "Super Bowl Sunday" and "Taco Tuesday". She was, and is, in Royal care. Thanks, Bill
Nora: You won't regret your Hughs purchases. If you become a real fan of his you may want to search for his two interviews with Charlie Rose. The two DVD's were shot ten years apart, and you can see the softening of the irrascible Hughs.
If not for paint you might have made it has a man of letters. You string them together, you do. Going to miss Tuesday's spoken stringing version at S12. All of them an enormous help. Well...almost all of them. Let's call it ninety-nine and forty-four one hundredths...
Craig: I thought about it, and I think you should quit that nice job of your and paint full time. You showed me that you have what it takes for sure--Don