Letter

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Title

Letter

Subject

Letter from Lydia Hoelscher to LeRoy Neiman

Description

A letter to LeRoy Neiman from his mother, Lydia Hoelscher in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Creator

Lydia Hoelscher

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

December 8, 1975

Contributor

Lydia Hoelscher

Rights

[no text]

Relation

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_COR386_01; LN_Notes_COR386_02

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

12-8-75
Dear LeRoy:
Thank you LeRoy it was an honor to be included in the many activities during your visit to St Paul and it was a privilege indeed to witness the sensitivity of your great painting, as well as the opportunity to view so many of your paintings. You always were a wonder boy – and may you continue onward into infinite.
I too am indebted to you for the opportunity to meet and to mingle with you and your elite friends and admirers. And if I offended or embarrassed you in any way – verbal or action – I humbly apologize.
There (was) never a time or place when I could express my personal admiration, however, it is [?] share always be – silently.
Any comments that I made to Mr. Baskfield was greatly misconstrued to you by your mother your mother is unaware of the fact that I overheard her side of [the] telephone conversation with you. It was cruel and dishonest. I was deeply distrusted yet I remained silent – and I shall forget it.
My affection for you began many years before you became famous, and it will be there always. I need say no more – we both are aware of the past.
My philosophy is – to proceed onward – you cannot change the yesterday.
Thank you LeRoy, for the personal message on the print.
I shall have it framed and hung, and also thank for the posters

Original Format

Ballpoint pen on paper. Membership memorandum from Braham Evangelistic Luthern church in Braham, Minnesota to Lydia Hoelscher on reverse.

Files

LN_Notes_COR386_01.jpg
LN_Notes_COR386_02.jpg

Citation

Lydia Hoelscher, “Letter,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed September 24, 2020, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/14.