National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #1398
Subject/Title:
"Marilyn" aka "Woman in Blue"
Artist:Van Sickle, Joe
Date Created:February 16, 1948
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:unknown
Image Dimensions:40 x 32
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:15 April 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Woman in a blue dress wearing a round hat.
History of Work:

Subject, Marilyn Van Sickle, now deceased, painted by husband, Joe Van Sickle in 1948 in Nashville, Tennessee

Notes:Joe Van Sickle studied at Herron School of Art and graduated in 1943. He was director of Art at Watkins Institute, taught at Belmont and Vanderbilt, and had a studio and taught privately in Nashville, Tennessee. This portrait is of his wife, Marilyn, who taught drama at Cohn High School in Nashville and passed away soon after Joe did. The Tennessee State Museum has one of his paintings. Van Sickle was the main force in creating the Nashville Artist's Guild.

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