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Chicken Nancy Luce

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Chicken Nancy Luce. By Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler.
Nancy Luce was a poet who lived for 76 years on Martha’s Vineyard raising chickens and writing poems about them to sell to tourists. She died in 1890 and today tourists leave plastic chickens on her grave

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Chicken Nancy Luce

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Nancy Luce was a poet who lived for 76 years on Martha’s Vineyard raising chickens and writing poems about them to sell to tourists. She died in 1890 and today tourists leave plastic chickens on her grave.
This is her portrait, 8″ x 10″, acrylic on acid-free paper, work in progress, by Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler.

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Chicken Nancy Luce

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Nancy Luce was a poet who lived for 76 years on Martha’s Vineyard raising chickens and writing poems about them to sell to tourists. She died in 1890 and today tourists leave plastic chickens on her grave.
This is her portrait, 8″ x 10″, acrylic on acid-free paper, work in progress, by Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler.

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Chicken Mad Nancy Luce

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Work in progress today.
A poet, Nancy Luce lived for 76 years on Martha’s Vineyard raising chickens and writing poems about them to sell to tourists. She died in 1890 and today tourists leave plastic chickens on her grave.

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Chicken Mad Nancy Luce

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Chicken Mad Nancy Luce was a terrible poet who lived for 76 years on Martha’s Vineyard raising chickens and writing poems about them to sell to tourists. She died in 1890 and today tourists leave plastic chickens on her grave. I felt like painting her portrait.

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At the Hospital

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At the Hospital. Acrylic on stretched canvas 22″ x 26″. By Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler
19th century hospital workers wait for a psychiatric patient who has climbed up a tree. Inspired by a vintage photograph of the same subject of an event that took place at Friern Hospital, also called Colney Hatch Asylum, in London. More views of the details of this painting are at the link.

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At the Hospital

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Hoping to finish this one in a day or so. 22″ x 26″ acrylic on canvas.

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