Mr. Sykes painted my portrait in the summer of 1964. He was referred to me by Harry Lowe, Curator at Cheekwood in Nashville.
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I'm currently researching and writing a book about Maltby Sykes, who was my teacher in undergraduate and graduate school at Auburn. I welcome any and all emails about Mr. Syeks and his life from former students, teachers, and associates.
I'm particularly intersted in sourcing portraits he painted which are in private or corporate collections. Anecdotes and personal vignettes about Sykes will be appreciated. Information about his connections to Florida, specifically the St. Petersburg and Sarasota areas will be welcomed.