Sunday, February 15, 2009

President Lincoln's connection with Artist Wm.Nuttale 1948

This blog post is most fitting for Presidents Day - President Lincoln's 200th Birthday.

Wm.Nuttale was a sign painter for a truck delivery co. That I started to work for in 1948, I was a young 12yrs.old with a love to be around Trucks. That was the start of a 60year trip. [That is another story].

I would watch Mr. Nuttale letter the doors of the trucks, gold leaf and stripe the trucks to the finish. While all the time his brush would shake from his age of experience, till the first hairs of that brush hit the steel and produce a most beautiful letter. All the time the brush was going the stories kept flowing.

One story was with his dream to do artwork of a man he held close to his heart, President Lincoln, such as our current President Obama has for Lincoln. Well he did for fill his dream. #1 was a commission of Lincoln walking made from the 48 states. #2 was a Portrait of Lincoln made from the Gettysburg Address. Although I don't know the year they were completed I was 13yrs.when my father took me to visit Mr.Nuttale's home. He gave a young Artbrush 2 pictures and made some sketches for me. The drawings I am unable to find at this point, I hope will be a latter post.

All these years I have not unlocked this childhood memory, until this President Lincoln's Birthday that provided that Key.

I hope you enjoyed this story as much as I relived it by telling it.

One must remember that telling a story to a young child may be just a meaningless story, but in the future may develop that child's memories.
Happy painting.


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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

From the Attic

Old Drawings from the attic, in the process of Downsizing.
A young boy's dream to Fly, a design, drawing of that dream put to paper at the age of 13.