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dc.contributor.authorCoughlin, Holly
dc.description32 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe author discusses how her collection of sixteen oil paintings were inspired by childhood memories and stories shared by Dr. Waldemar Schmeichel during the religion class, "The Historical Jesus." She describes how she was initially interested in producing narrative artwork similar to Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel Maus. When Dr. Schmeidel shared his unpublished memoir about his family’s escape from pre-World War II Poland, she chose to create a series of paintings based on quotes from the autobiography. She describes her artistic influences, including folk artists such as Grandma Moses for inspiration in farm scenes and everyday life; Marc Chagall for narrative quality; and works such as Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh for the painterly quality.en_US
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dc.titleDr. Schmeichel Memorabilia: a Painting SIPen_US
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