I need your help ID'ing an artist.
February 6, 2014 3:33 AM Subscribe
On the day of my grandmother's funeral 21 years ago, my family discovered that, prior to her death, she had written a letter addressed to me on the back of a painting that hung in her house. As you can imagine, the painting (and the letter, which I have preserved) has enormous sentimental value for me - I often tell people that in the case of a fire, the only thing I'm carrying out of here is my painting. The painting is signed with the name "Julian", but the handwriting does not match any of the Julians in the artist directory books at the Library of Congress (oh yeah, I went to the LOC to research this issue). Here is a photo
posted by nia22 to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm writing because I have been trying over the last few years (off and on) to positively identify the artist. Museum inquiries have not proven fruitful. It would mean the world to me if I could identify this artist. All I ever knew about the painting was that it was done by an artist in Chicago in the 1950s or 1960s. Any ideas / suggestions / help would be most appreciated.