Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A personal note from LeRoy Neiman on his final portrait of his mother, Lydia Hoelscher

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman provides a brief history of the artist’s final portrait of his mother, Lydia Hoelscher. The work was a sketch, dated 1980. Although the record is a singular account, it exhibits rhetorical overlap with other notes the artist made about rendering his mother. These overlaps include references to painters, Bellows, Rembrandt, and Freud, as well as quoted quips from Hoelscher.

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 1990-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

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

Relation

Notes

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_2410

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Monticelli, Rembrandt – Bellows Lucien Freud
The last time I sketched my Mother March 1980 at 82
She mused “ My dancing days are over” My mother would have liked that”
Her mother considered dancing evil
The last time I saw my mother

Original Format

Pencil on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2410.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed October 28, 2021, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/227.