Elmore Alley #1, NFS
Elmore Alley #3, NFS
Elmore Alley #6, NFS
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these three beautiful oil paintings are by my Aunt Justine Magsig.Those that have been following my blog know that my Aunt Justine gave me painting lessons as a child. The only oil painting education I have had.
She grew up in New Jersey, 15 miles from New York City. The only art training she had was in a studio class taught by a Polish refugee, Sigismund Ivanowski when she was 16 years old. She moved to Elmore, Ohio in 1953 and stopped painting in 1978 when she became an academic advisor to environmental students at Bowling Green state University. She came to see my 2006 show at the David Klein Gallery in Birmingham Michigan and I like to think it sparked a flame to start painting again. Justine started painting these Elmore paintings in 2007 and is now working on a series of doorway paintings. She started painting again at the wonderful age of 86 years young. Enjoy