The following was submitted by Albert E. Lane:
I first met William Gebhardt in the winter of 1934-35 as a six year old, when I posed leaning on my elbow in a sailor suit with my two sisters. He and I both share the middle name Edwin. I still have the painting in my study. It was displayed at the Dayton, Ohio Art Museum.
Bill Gebhardt was very poor. He and his wife lived on Hershey candy bars in 1934, (as he always had some for me). Bill's home and studio was on the 4th floor on the north side of West 4th Street East of Elm, above the Baldwin Piano store. To go to his studio you had to go to the north east corner of West 4th & Elm, (up Elm to an alley that parallels West 4th Stre
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