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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Artist Firma Duchene Phillips

Hi, everyone, I and my family would like to thank all of you who have
come across my story about my Great Aunt Firma Duchene Phillips
and have contacted us to let us know you have one of her paintings or to
share a memory of her or were just wondering about the current value of
some of her works. We have really enjoyed hearing from all of you and
seeing all the lovely pictures you have sent.

I am posting on this topic on my blog site for those who are
interested in Aunt Firma and her art work so that people can not only
share with us but with one another. I'll be happy to put any pictures
that you want to share of her works on the web so that you can link to
them - just email me.

I do watch for her paintings on ebay and will try to post a notice
here when someone puts up one of her paintings for auction. It has
happened a few times. It's funny - even though Benny and I have dabbled
in the antique and refinishing business for several years, I haven't
come across any of her paintings myself in antique stores or malls or
flea markets - hopefully that means people must be hanging on to them.

Thanks again and hope to hear from you!

JuneBug, Co-Proprietor of Second Looks Antiques and Refinishing

Senator Birch Bayh with one of Aunt Firma's Paintings (and several other artists'


Billjohn said...

Dear Junebug,
During the summer of either 1967 or68 my wife and I visited the Parke County Covered Bridge festival, where we saw Firma Phillips at her easel. We bught one painting then, and a week or two later visited her studio, where we bought two more paintings. If you wuld lke a photo of those paintings I would be happy to send them to you via email attachments, or I could make prints and mail them to you. Billjohn

JuneBug said...

Hi, Bill, thanks so much for contacting me. Sorry it has taken me so long to answer - end of semester was incredibly hectic (more by way of explanation than excuse). Sure I would love to see photos of her paintings if you would care to send them.


Anonymous said...

Hello! I just inherited a beautiful jug from my Grandmother that has a painting by Firma Phillips on it. I loved it for years. I'm grilled to have found a bit of information about her. I wonder about value. Would you have any idea? The painting has a covered bridge on one side and a house on the other. So pretty...spring colors. Thanks so much!

Mary Ann Lucas
Noblesville, IN

Mary Steckler said...

When I married in 1987, my husband had the most comfy family room with the covered bridge picture he had bought at Turkey Run state park in Indians. Now, 2016, I am having some remodeling done and my beloved picture must be moved. After, I read the fascinating story of Aunt Firma, I am hesitant to give it up. I've always loved it.

Mary Kaye Steckler
Louisville, KY