Tuesday, February 03, 2009
"The Card Players" destroyed (no other info)
During the mid-1990s a rectangular composition with a similar theme, using kid gloves entering from four directions of the 'table top' like composition was being finished. I was witness to the construction of the piece as Miss Lesch allowed my input on the composition.
"Mother and Child" 1975
Fabric collage double portrait 59" x 32" old cotton dresses with buttons on linen background, silk roving frame.
This piece won the Evansville Museum of Art and Science Purchase Award at the 1978 Mid-States Crafts Competition at Evansville, Indiana
It became part of the museum's permanent collection.
Alma Lesch knew this artist. Recieving a note from Mrs. Louis Arnaud Faurest from Elizabethtown, KY after the death of Bob Thompson.
The artist's mother worked for Ms. Arnaud and speaks of the painter's death in Rome and burial "in the negro cemetery which hurt my feelings." The note also states "Bob Thompson's mother has promised to let us have his Louisville paintings for exhibit here. Our Lively Arts has something for local talent occasionally. I would like to have your book (Vegetable Dyeing) for our County Library.
Monday, February 02, 2009
"Joseph's Coat" Stitchery, executed in 1963 size 20" x 54"
colors: reds, purples, oranges, beige on purple linen - hand dyed
All materials are hand dyed--some vegetable, some aniline dyes were used
stitchery and spplique
Honorable Mention- "Craftsmen of the Eastern States" Atlanta
and Museum of Contemporary Crafts, 1963
in family collection, Portland , OR