I received a lovely letter and some photos from Anne Spadea Combs last week. The photo above is of her parents, Jean and James Spadea. The photo was taken sometime in the mid 1950s. Anne said her father always wore a hat, often a beret!
She also sent a copy of an invitation to a Jean Spadea Retrospective which was held at the Stover Mill Gallery. The cover of the card has a self portrait Jean painted in 1936. Inside are examples of Jean’s work from the 1920s through the 70s.
Finally, I want to share a photo of Anne. Anne and her brother and sister were all artists. Sculpting was Anne’s talent. As a little girl, she watched her mother sculpt mannequins for Bonwit Teller, and at the age of 39, Anne began sculpting herself. She did over 100 pieces before “retiring” at 75.
Illustrations copyright Anne Spadea Combs