Saturday, June 13, 2009

Old family art

6-13-09 amazed brain
I had a Great Aunt on my mother’s side of the family who dabbled in art. My Mom has some of Aunt Lucy’s paintings hanging back home. When I was back in my hometown over Memorial Weekend, I found myself studying a few of the paintings. They appeared to be watercolor. It amazes me that these paintings are over 100 years old! This pictured is signed with Lucy's name and '07. That would be 1907. It hangs in the front bathroom of my parents house.

Aunt Lucy was #7 out of 12 children of August Huxsol (born in Germany) and his wife Elizabeth Keller (born in Ohio). This Huxsol family established a farm in Floyd County, Iowa. My Grandpa was #11 out of the 12. There were 8 girls and 4 boys. Lucy was born in 1889 and died 1962. Coincidentally Lucy's birth day is in October, just 3 days before mine. We are both Scorpios!

Lucy is shown here with her sisters. She is in the front row on right side.

I sometimes think of Aunt Lucy when I paint, wondering if this is where I get some of my natural talent. I also wonder if any of my art will survive for 100 years.

These are a few more of Lucy's artwork. My Mom has told me that she didn't think Lucy ever had art lessons. Lucy was single her whole life, I believe, and she took care of the children of one of her brother's, since his wife had died. (I think I have that story correct.... Mom can correct me if I've confused Lucy with another Aunt)

1 comment:

  1. Judy, you can hang your art at my house anytime, it will last for 100 years as I tend to keep everything.