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.

3 comments:

W. K. Moore said...

Lets hear it for this excellent oil work and to the ol' illustrators of yore. Experiences like the one you just wrote are priceless.

C. Ousley said...

Mac knew all those old cats, Loomis, Sundblom. He went to the Chicago Art Institute. Those visits really stuck with me.

RustBelt said...

re: Class of 1918

According to their yearbook ("The Echo"), they adopted the nickname "The Class of Angels", since they were the first class to graduate from the school after "it got its second wing" ...
ie: they had 2 wings, just like an angel would require.


richard hodgens HFT 1959

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