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Known for post-expressionist painting and sculpture.Paul Aizpiri has a unique style reminiscent of Edvard Munch. Roughness in his brushstroke and use of bold colors, allow each of his characters and situations come to life with raw emotion. Surely…

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Evald “Al” Albrektson was born in Orby, Sweden in 1919. He came to the United States and attended Rhode Island School of Design where he recieved his B.F.A. After R.I.S.D., Al pursued a career in advertis- ing starting as an Art Director with an…

Eugene Hannan was born in Washington D.C. on July 26, 1875. At age two and a half he was deafened by scarlet fever. He attended Kendall School for the Deaf and Gallaudet College and later received art training at the Corcoran Art School, the Art…

Edward J. Ades was a Westport, Connecticut artist. In 1936 he completed six works for the Works Projects Administration (WPA) Federal Arts Project which were allocated to the Westport Town Hall, Westport Board of Education, and Undercliff…

Samuel Brown was born in 1903. He worked for the Public Works of Art Project and began work for the WPA Federal Arts Project in November of 1935. He completed a total of 36 easel works and one mural. Brown was adept at painting portraits, completing…

Thayer Grimes worked for the Public Works of Art Project and then completed one known easel work for the WPA Federal Arts Project entitled Moses and the Ten Commandments. It was allocated to the Westport School System. Born in Nebraska on September…

Howard Heath was born in Boulder, Colorado on October 2, 1879. He completed three years of high school at Fort Collins, Colorado. He attended Colorado Springs Art School, Denver Art School, Art Institute of Chicago, Art Students League in New York,…

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On July 5, 1895, Magnus Colcord “Rusty” Heurlin was born in Sweden, where his parents were vacationing. The family returned from Sweden in 1896, and he was raised in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He attended art school at the Fenway School of…

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Robert Lynn Lambdin, a painter, illustrator, muralist and longtime Westport resident, died Wednesday, June 3, 1981, in Southport Manor. He was 94 years old.
Born in a sod house in Dighton, Kansas, in 1886, Mr. Lambdin moved with his family to Denver…

T. O’Connor Sloane, Jr.   was commissioned to be the WPA photographer to take pictures of the historic houses in Westport in 1935. His photos were black and white using glass plates negatives.

Sloane, we believe, photographed all 131 historic…
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