Monday, April 23, 2007
Hume Fogg Niche (oil 11/14) $250 SOLD
This is a little decorative detail on the side of Hume Fogg High in Nashville. The school was built in 1912 with another wing added in 1916. An illustrator named McCullough Partee (1900-1990) graduated there in 1918. I was able to meet him in "88 and he and his wife invited me and a friend over a few times to their home. He was happy that we loved the old illustrators and showed us his art, talked about the old days, old illustrators he met and gave us some sound advice. Also we both were volleyball players. He in the 20's and me in the 80 & 90's. I have the Hume Fogg 1918 yearbook. He is in it and did the drawings for it. He really liked Leyendecker when he was in school. Everytime I pass Hume Fogg I think of old Mac.