Black Jack and I were enjoying a pleasant walk around the
|Away he goes!|
ARTIST: GEORGE ALDRICH
Combining the Art and Assistance themes, here's another little story. I thought it might be interesting to research artists whose name begins with the letter of the week. Better still, I thought, if I could find artists whom I hadn't heard of before. A quick google took me to George Aldrich and a painting called, "The Melting Pot, Chicago." I also found some interesting information about Aldrich.
|The Melting Pot by George Aldrich|
"My great uncle ( Richard van Allard) let Aldrich stay in one of his apt. buildings in Chicago in exchange for paintings, as he could not afford rent. I have one I grew up viewing in my home outside of Chicago, which I love. It is a beautiful scene of a stone cottage on a stream, with a woman working in the garden. We had several; I especially remember a charming water mill scene that my parents gave to some friends. I had the painting restored about 15 years ago, and it was well worth it. It will need another restoration soon as I live in a dry climate now. I was glad to find this site on line, hadn't seen it before, as I have wondered about the artist throughout the years. It makes sense that he often couldn't afford good materials, and perhaps this is why my painting looks like it will need more sprucing up soon. If anyone else has any more information, I'd be interested in hearing. Thanks, vhc"
Now, for what i think is an amazing fact. In trying to find a bit more information about Aldrich, I found not one but two contemporary artists with the same family name. As far as I can tell, they are not related. Here they are: