I didn't know Dora dePedery-Hunt particularly well, but I am glad I did have the pleasure of having had the opportunity to make her acquaintance, at least, and to be involved with the presentation of the ANS Saltus award to her in 2003.
She was an impressive, creative person. Even works that she fashioned late in her career, at a relatively advanced age for anyone, have a spontaneity and liveliness about them that say much about her personality. Dora built her career in eras and worlds spread greatly apart. She made a successful name for herself on two continents through a lot of effort and talent, and was especially interested in helping and sharing her realizations with young artists following in her footsteps.
She had an openness and sense of humor that were appealing, and which will be treasured by those to whom she offered encouragement and inspiration both through her personal sponsorships and her sculptures.
Thanks for all your marvelous efforts with The E-Sylum.
George Cuhaj writes:
I was on the road last week when you ran the obituary on Dora DePedery Hunt, and used the ANS photo from her 2003 Saltus medal presentation. It is my photo, which I may have shared with the ANS. I thought that it may have looked familiar!
George's photo was indeed identical, and in color vs the black-and-white ANS version I used last week. Here's the image in full color. -Editor
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