Friday, December 30, 2016

Frederick Coffay Yohn

  Today's Inspiration Group

Frederick Coffay Yohn

 From Wikipedia

 Born: Frederick Coffay Yohn
February 8, 1875
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

  Died: June 3, 1933 (aged 58)

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Alexis Peyrotte

Floral and Acanthus Leaf Design, Print,1740,Etcher on white laid paper

Alexis Peyrotte

 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alexis Peyrotte (1699 - 1769) was a French decorator painter.

Peyrotte was born in Avignon, and was the son of a sculptor. Early in his career he painted in the region of Carpentras parishes and congregations. He participated with Joseph Duplessis to produce art decorations in the pharmacy of the Hôtel-Dieu of Carpentras.In 1736, he moved to Paris. His decorating work included apartments of the king and queen at Versailles (1738 and 1747), and the Board Room of the Palace of Fontainebleau with Charles-André van Loo, and the Château de Marly. He also worked with the Gobelins Manufactory. He was particularly known for his chinoiserie. A number of his works were engraved and printed by Gabriel Huq

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Reginald Birch

story in the St Nicholas, by editor Tudor Jenks and illustrated by Reginald Birch

 Born:Reginald Bathurst Birch
May 2, 1856
London, England
Died: June 17, 1943 (aged 87)
The Bronx, New York

Sunday, December 11, 2016


8.5" X 11"pencil on bond paper


 8.5" X 11" acrylic on masonite

American Red Cross Motor Corps

 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 American Red Cross Motor Corps (also known as American Red Cross motor service) was founded in 1917 by the American Red Cross (ARC).[1] The service was composed of women who and it was developed to render supplementary aid to the US Army and Navy in transporting troops and supplies during World War I, and to assist other ARC workers in conducting their various relief activities. The diverse character of the work included canteen work, military hospitals, camps and cantonments, home service workers, outside aid, office detail, other ARC activities, and miscellaneous services, such as the 1918 flu pandemic.

Thursday, December 1, 2016