From the Journal
Of Milford Zornes
Becoming an Artist
When I was sixteen or seventeen years old I was in the habit of drawing but I had no thought or intention of becoming an artist. I thought about travel and exploration and I was obsessed by the lure of far away places. The further away and more remote the better.
A Lifetime of Painting on Location
“I could not claim to have painted great watercolors on location. That would be a matter of opinion. But I am sure that I have painted many of my best ones that way because the adventure of that brief hour or two, entranced by a scene or a dramatic gesture of nature, an effect or mood or form is what I look for.
Demand to See
I first heard of Macular Degeneration six years ago when at age of 80 I was told by my ophthalmologist that I was developing that age related sight impairment. My introduction to it was not gentle. It was a routine eye check up. The Doctor simply said that he had good and bad news for me. I asked what the good news was. He told that I probably would not go completely blind. “Thanks” I said, “what is the bad news?”
In 1945 or 1946 noted American artist Maynard Dixon was approached by the Santa Fe Railroad to do a mural for the railroad station in Los Angeles. Recent information suggests this was only part of the story.
WWII Through the Portraits of Milford Zornes
When Milford Zornes passed away in 2008 he left behind a wonderful collection of material about his WWII experience in China, Burma and India (CBI). Most importantly he left behind 40 to 50 portraits of soldiers.
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