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HENRY VARNUM POOR
ORIGINAL DRAWING of CARSON MCCULLERS - SIGNED by HENRY VARNUM POOR - FRAMED
1960. PLEASE SEE FULL DESCRIPTION & ALL 3 PHOTOS BELOW. MCCULLERS, CARSON & HENRY VARNUM POOR. Original Preliminary Pencil Drawing by Henry Varnum Poor for His Noted Oil Portrait of Writer Carson McCullers. circa 1960-1961. Original Preliminary Pencil Drawing by artist Henry Varnum Poor for His Noted 1961 Oil Portrait of Carson McCullers done from life in her Nyack, New York home. Poor has used browns and grays for his drawing. The drawing is custom framed and double matted. The exposed image is approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/4" framed overall to 11 7/8" x 14 3/4". Very good condition. The original canvas for Poor's 1961 painting of McCullers is now at the Smith-McCullers House Museum (McCullers youth home) in Columbus, GA, from the McCullers related collection donated to Columbus State University by Dr. Mary Mercer. Dr. Mercer treated both McCullers and Poor's daughter, Anne, in Nyack, NY, for psychiatric problems, beginning in the late 1950s/ early 1960s, and Mercer became a friend and medical advocate to McCullers for the rest of the author's life. When McCullers died in 1967, Mercer inherited a third of her property, including correspondence and artwork. According to Virginia Spencer Carr's classic Carson McCullers biography, The Lonely Hunter, there were "...several friends who remained close to her throughout her adult life; among these were Henry Varnum Poor, who came to see her regularly. Once when Carson was recuperating from one of her serious illnesses, she went alone to a little art gallery shop in Nyack...to attend an exhibit of Poor's work." The gallery owner was … [Click Below for Full Description]
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