Friday, April 10, 2015

Gen. Jefferson Davis

Don't really need to say much about who this nice looking fellow is. Completed 2015. He is available through the artist. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lorraine Divine

This is a painting after the famous The White Hat by Jean Baptiste Grueze. Completed this year. It is available through the artist.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Henry Charles Lea (1825-1909)

Henry was an interesting chap. You can wiki him but in brief, he was a Philly lad, his father of Quaker descent and a naturalist, his mothers family was in the publishing business. He had a fascinating education from some genius guy who tutored he and his brother. He went into the publishing business and then at 22, he had a nervous breakdown, recovered, focused his interest on the study of church history of the Middle Ages and occult sciences. Later, he married his cousin and was a very productive member of society. A bit of an anarchist and rabble rouser really. Completed 2015. Available thought the artist. Contact Kim at

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Henry Peters Gray (1819-1877)

Henry was born in NYC he was a pupil of Daniel Huntington in New York, and subsequently studied in Rome and Florence. Elected a member of the National Academy of Design in 1842, he succeeded Huntington as president in 1870, holding the position until 1871.[1]
The later years of his life were devoted to portrait work. He was strongly influenced by the old Italian masters, painting in mellow colour with a classical tendency. One of his notable canvases was an allegorical composition called "The Birth of our Flag" (1875). He died in NYC. Available through the artist.

Anna Marie

Lately, I have been using the Library Company of Philadelphia for sourcing portraits of people as it is a consistent challenge to find proper images. They have excellent archives, online but often they don't know the names associated with the images. Such is the case here. I call her Anna Marie. Completed, 2014. Available, contact the artist,

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Aunt Kate Richardson

Not my Aunt Kate but someone's Aunt Kate who lived in Philadelphia in the early 1800's. Also a relatively large portrait on a 24 oz can. Complete in November, 2014. Available, contact The artist.

Elizabeth Lea Jaudon Bakewell (1827-1881)

Elizabeth was from a Philadelphia family. The original image was from the photo archives at the Library Company. Available through the artist.