I was pretty sure I had mentioned that a good friend and artist Clark Hulings had passed away on February 2. But I couldn’t find my posting, so you will forgive me if I repeat myself.
Clark’s wife Mary and my late wife Amalie knew each other back in high school. When Am and I visited back east in the early 70’s, we visited the Hulings at their home in Connecticut. Their daughter Elizabeth was only a year or two old at the time. It was there that they gave us a wedding present of one of Clark’s water colors. It still hangs in my bedroom where I can enjoy it.
Then the other day I received an email about an exhibition of some of Clark’s paintings to be held at The Forbes Galleries in New York. The notice said in part, “The Forbes Galleries, located in Forbes Magazine’s headquarters in New York City, will present a rare glimpse into the remarkable career of the American Master, Clark Hulings (1922-2011) March 22nd through June 18, 2011. The collection will encompass twelve countries and five decades, including figurative, still life, landscape and architectural subjects.”
Included with the notice were a number of photos that will be shown, and I wondered if I might post a few of these for you to see. So I emailed the gallery asking for permission. I received an email back from Elizabeth saying it was all right, so I am including the website where you may see both water colors and oil paintings at (http://www.clarkhulings.com). You will see a slide show that includes an oil of Mary, a young Elizabeth, and if you look closely on the right side, you will see their dog, Pauline (long gone). Enjoy.
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