General (General discussion, talk about anything.)
Just a bit more information on Theodore Major. He only sold paintings to pay for his art materials and told anyone who bought them not to sell them on for profit. When I met him he told me of someone who bought and sold on... he was furious. He also told me of a painting he gave to a gallery and instructed them on the frame which should always be a thin white frame. They gave it a big fancy gilded frame... and he told them not to ask for another! I don't know if he put this in his will but he told me that when he died he didn't want his art to be sold, but he would donate everything free of charge to anyone who would build an art gallery (or a wing in an established gallery)to house his works. What an opportunity for Wigan Council... the visitors, the esteem, the associated souvenirs and income for our town.
Replied: 20th Dec 2020 at 17:50