Carolyn Wing Greenlee

Category: Art

Total 17 Posts

The Starving Artist

Hal Baker sent me these stories written by his father-in-law, master painter Milford Zornes, N.A. Story 1 from 1957 Several years ago I was an instructor at The Old Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. At that time also, as is not too uncommon with artists, I was deeply in

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Guardian at the Gate

All week I’ve been posting stories about Milford in celebration of his birthday, but he would be quick to tell you that he couldn’t have done what he did without Pat. In fact, after my mom died, he questioned me earnestly about my father’s well-being. How was he managing without

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The Promised Painting (cont.)

In 2001, my friend Nathan and I attended Milford’s “last” workshop at the Utah ranch. The Zorneses had sold it after 30 good years of glorious scenery and plenty of room for Pat’s horses. Because I was working on a book on Milford, Nathan and I were video taping all

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The Promised Painting

In the 1960s, Milford Zornes was faced with a need to borrow money. For some reason, he asked my dad, promising to leave several paintings as collateral. My dad said yes. My parents had immense respect for Milford, both as an artist and as a human being. The feeling was

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The Brush Story

On this day, Milford Zornes’ birthday, I’m posting the first of many stories from Hal Baker. “One day when Milford was ninety-eight years old, he had his driver John Meanor (my friend since 5th grade) drive him to an art supply store in Glendora. While they were there the owner

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