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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Edward & Margaret Otis

While in Ithaca, New York, this past week, I came upon these dual portraits of a young woman. Edward and Margaret Otis painted these portraits simultaneously of Vivian Herring in the late 1930s. Edward's interpretation is on the right, Margaret on the left. For me, the image on the right is much stronger; it feels like a timeless portrait, whereas the one on the left, definitely feels of a certain time and era. I don't feel badly about championing one painting over the other because both artists were my grandparents. Therefore, I may be a little biased when I say that I'm certainly taken with both these images together.