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The One Armed Lion Tamer

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The One Armed Lion Tamer. 9″ x 12″ portrait of Captain Jack Bonavita, animal trainer of the early 20th century. He lost his arm as a result of his encounter with the lion ‘Baltimore’ at Coney Island in 1904. Captain Bonavita appeared in the arena with 27 lions, a performance which no other trainer had ever attempted. He met his death on March 19, 1917, when he was mauled to death by a polar bear.

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The One Armed Lion Tamer

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More work in progress today.

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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 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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The Dog Walker

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Work in progress. In a little while, I will be posting my works in progress to my Instagram, instead of this blog. Follow at @mygoodbabushka on Instagram!

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