My favorite painting is Winter Evening by Leon Dabo in the Hartford Steam Boiler Collection. When I first saw Winter Evening at an exhibition a few years ago at the Florence Griswold Museum I was immediatley struck by its unique presence in the exhibition room. This luminious painting, full of light and color effects, conveyed a peacefull atmosphere, serene mood, and poetic vision. It still haunts me to this day.
Brian M. Hunter, New York
Bathers at Griswold Beach is my favorite painting because of the way William Chadwick captured the beauty of the ocean and the elegance of the time period as well as the grace of the ladies at the beach.
My favorite is Red-Headed Woman too. I agree with Shawn on the mysterious connection between the artist and the model. I find it to be very relaxing and pleasing to the eye. I am also partial to red-headed women because my sister has the same red hair and beautiful ivory skin.