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I made this painting when I was nine-years old and gave it to a family friend. When she died, her son gave it back to me and it now hangs in my apartment.

From this card.


1 Capital Yank   ~  Feb 25, 2013 11:26 am

Wow. Great painting for a 9-yr old. And pretty amazing journey for a piece of grade school artwork.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 25, 2013 1:57 pm

1) Thanks. Here's some more randomness to the story. I gave it to my grandmother's old friend Runya Margulies who lived in Inwood but had a summer/weekend home in Shrub Oak. This painting hung on the wall in the Shrub Oak house. When Runya died, her son David kept the house and it wasn't until he sold it, years later, that he offered me the painting back. David, it just so happens, is an actor. He played the Mayor in "Ghostbusters."


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