June 28, 2012 |
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February 23, 2002 |
Gerardo Belfiore, 88, patriarch of a family of artists, died Tuesday at Fair Acres Nursing Home in Lima of complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. He had been a resident of Wallingford since 1987. Before moving there, he had lived in Southwest Philadelphia for many years. Mr. Belfiore was the elder statesman of a family of artists that includes his wife of 51 years, Edith; his daughter, Sandra; and his granddaughter, Kristin Severson. His wife worked as a medical and technical illustrator and as the official portrait artist for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
May 23, 2014 |
ROLAND AYERS was one of those kids who seemed to be studiously bent over his schoolbooks in class, but in reality was hard at work drawing airplanes. Although he did well in school, Roland loved airplanes, and his schoolbooks were filled with drawings of all kinds of planes. His airborne pen-and-ink work dates back to the first grade, and his wife, Sheila Whitelaw Ayers, has drawings with his name written in a child's scrawl at the bottom. Of course, Roland went far beyond airplanes in a long and distinguished art career, creating what one critic called "magically surreal" works in pen and ink, watercolor, gouache and collage.
September 15, 2006 |
Norman R. Tissian, 76, a self-described "Center City egotist" who as head of Spiro & Associates advertising agency touted tourism in Philadelphia, died from complications following spinal surgery Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. The son of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants who were card-carrying Communists, Mr. Tissian grew up in Strawberry Mansion. While attending school, he worked in textile factories alongside his parents. He slept in a second-story room that was also his father's quilt shop.
April 18, 2014 |
Jeanne Faith Coryell, 89, of Philadelphia, a freelance artist, died Friday, March 28, of an infection at Symphony Square, an assisted-living facility in Bala Cynwyd. A well-known figure in the Philadelphia art community, Ms. Coryell was a longtime member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the Plastic Club, and Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity. She was a frequent participant in juried exhibitions at the Sketch Club, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show.
March 26, 2010 |
The Franklin Institute will open two continuing exhibits on Saturday, "Changing Earth" and "Electricity," focusing on climatology, meteorology, sustainability and more. The centerpiece of the "Changing Earth" exhibit is a huge satellite image of the globe. Visitors enter through a projected image of the planet on a fog curtain as they descend into the Earth's atmosphere. The screen presentation recounts the history of changes in our planet. Viewers also can calculate their carbon footprint, explore seismographs of recent earthquakes, create their own weather, and experiment to see how dams and water volume affect river flow and erosion.
October 1, 1991 |
Rita Wolpe Barnett Kenin, 71, a Philadelphia artist whose soft, impressionistic oil paintings of ordinary people doing ordinary things graced local galleries for decades, died Sunday at Graduate Hospital. Mrs. Kenin, the daughter of portrait photographer Caesar Wolpe, was taken with art from the time she was a toddler. Some of her drawings, illustrating a nursery story, were exhibited at the Philadelphia Sesquicentennial in 1925, when she was still in kindergarten. She also was fascinated by people, and she dedicated much of her life to getting on canvas the interesting characters she met. She found them everywhere, said her niece, Beth Rose.
June 30, 2014 |
Walking through the retrospective "Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby" at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, it's quickly apparent why Higby has received the American Craft Movement Visionary Award from New York's Museum of Arts and Design, among other honors. The 56 works in this exhibition - organized by Peter Held, curator of ceramics at Arizona State University Art Museum and Ceramics Research Center, where it originated (its recent most stop before Philadelphia was the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery)
November 17, 1995 |
Edith Neff, a nationally recognized artist known for her renderings of Philadelphia scenes and its people, died of cancer yesterday. She was 52 and lived in Center City. She received national acclaim for her paintings depicting her family, friends, colleagues and professional models posed together on Philadelphia streets, rooftops and locations throughout Fairmount Park in large narrative compositions which often referred to mythological themes. In 1978 she joined the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where she taught figure painting and drawing until the time of her death.
May 9, 1987 |
For Milton Brutten and Helen Herrick, who are showing portions of their enormous contemporary art collection at the Art Alliance, collecting is their creative act. After 20 years at the task, they are still trying to improve on their work - like any truly creative artists. A hallmark of the Brutten-Herrick approach is a search for new talent. This has led them to many young American artists whose work was unheralded when they bought it. A sizable number of these artists enjoy a wide following today.