My parents collected Sawyier art; 27 of their Sawyier paintings are on display at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. There are 11 oils and 16 watercolors, which span so much of Sawyier's life and styles. They range from cheerful watercolors to really impressionistic knife and palette oils.
My husband and I were amazed at how well the paintings are lighted. We saw things we hadn't seen before.
You can go to "current exhibits" and click there to see some of the paintings that are being shown, as well as the location of the museum.
Paul SawyierBill Coffey
I have catalogued over 1,500 Paul Sawyier paintings since 1976, and tried to find any information about the artists. I would like to know more about your letter and painting. However, Sawyier died in New York's catskill mountain area in 1917.
Paul Sawyier Letter/PaintingNancy Scott Dougherty
I have a letter that I believe was written to my family by Paul Sawyier, and also have a watercolor that was given to them.
If anyone would have information on whether he was overseas March 5, 1919. The letter is written on Knights of Columbus with the Army of Occupation APO917 letterhead paper.
He discusses the beauty of the Rhine River "with it's old historical castles and it's mountains covered with grapes from the bottoms to their highest peaks". He also mentions he will bring a german helmet if possible and that he made the company football team and hoped to make the baseball team.
I remember as a child my aunt speaking of their friendship with the person who painted the picture on the wall in the dining room.
I never knew anything about him, until I googled him!
It's a wonderful letter, and I'm hoping this letter is really from him!