Tuesday, February 03, 2009

"Mother and Child" sold to Terri Bass
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Alma Lesch, "This is my first fabric collage portrait."
"Mrs. Burns" 1964, 26" x 36"

"Southern Gothic" 1972
Fabric collage double portrait 23" x 30" (38" x 26")?
The Living Arts and Science Center, Lexington
commissioned by Kentucky Arts Commission, Frankfort, KY
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"Southeastern Gothic" 1972
42" x 30" Fabric collage double portrait
Wichita Art Association, Wichita, Kansas
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"Martha" 1979 32" x 60" Fabric collage portrait private collection Louisville
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detail from the 80" x 90" Bathsheba's Bedspread 1968
owned by Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NY
Part of OBJECTS: USA collection, Johnson Wax Company, Racine, Wisconsin
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"Miss Anne" 1980
25" x 48" Fabric collage portrait

sold to Mary Norton Shands
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"The Jet Set" 1979
34" x 40" Fabric collage portrait

Shands Enterprises, Louisville KY
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"Victoria's Garden" 82" x 168"" applique
sold to Millard Lesch, Seattle, Washington
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"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.
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DETAIL of "Joseph's Coat" artist's signature 1963
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Vincent Price -- September 25, 1980

Vincent Price -- September 25, 1980

Alma Lesch personal art collection included an item relating to Vincent Price and art collections

"Blue Rug" July 1963, 68" x 42"
Cotton, wool, linen, and silk on burlap: Embroidery and applique
colors: blues and yellows
Sold in Atlanta, GA
Part of a collection for Special Award by Craft Horizons, 1965
Atlanta Arts Festival - Juror: Rose Slivka
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"Miss Rathbone" 1974 24" x 30"
Fabric collage portrait
sold in Bloomington, Indiana
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"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.
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"Miss Ivy" 30" x 64" 1973
Farbric collage portrait
owned by Rebecca Scarborough Sneider

(scroll down to Madame Chairman for related info on Ivy T. McBride)
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"He is Risen", November 1963, 35" x 24" wool and cotton on theatrical gauze; Embroidery and applique, vegetable dyed yellows
Honorable Mention- Piedmont Craft Exhibition, Charlotte, N.C. 1964
America House
gift to Frank Page, Louisville, KY
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"Red Rug", February 1964 wool, silk, linen, cotton on weaving: Embroidery and applique 30" x 48"
colors: reds, browns, purples
Sold in Atlanta, Georgia
Part of a collection for Special Award by Juror Rose Slivke Craft Horizons Award, 1965, Atlanta Arts Festival.
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"Salt of the Earth" 72" x 84" Fabric collage portrait 1978
corporate collection, Seattle, Washington
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Bob Thompson Online

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

"The Nature of Materials" 1965 Stitchery, hooking, and knotting with drawn threads and window shape pulls on linen background. 24" x 38"
Natural colors
owned by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Colley
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"Full-O-Pep" Stitchery 20" x 34" 1972
private collection Louisville
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"Uncle Bob Shows his Medals" 1966, 22" x 28"
Shown in The Art of Collage, Zuric 1968
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"Mrs. William Anthony Chickering" 34" x 71"
Fabric collage portrait 1977
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"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

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"The Belle" 1965 20" x 36"
Old velvetwrist and buttons, with stitchery on linen
Dark blue and yellow
Shown in invitational stitchery exhibition, The J.B. Speed Art Museum
"The Stitch in Time" 1966

sold to Jeffrey Callen
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The Merry Widow 24" x 40"
Fabric collage portrait, 1978 Alma Lesch
sold to Cathy Schuster
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Aunt Stella, 56" x 26" Fabric collage portrait 1976
sold to Nancy Martin and Fred Hendler
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