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PC: RE: 1st Annual Meeting of the Secret Society of PC Art Collectors
- Subject: PC: RE: 1st Annual Meeting of the Secret Society of PC Art Collectors
- From: "Gary Farmer" <gary@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 12:58:24 -0500
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of several PC original paintings. First is the one I mentioned in the earlier
posting to this list about the oil done on canvas by an unknown artist (the
painting is signed, but I don't know by who). This one was done in 1982 I
believe & has a Metroliner as the subject. This is a huge
Second, there is the Sam Rea painting that was a
feature of my column in the PCRRHS POST a few issues back. This painting was
done by a member of the Sam Rea shop, and is not signed. It is a small
watercolor. It was presented by the workers at Sam Rea as a gift to the Transit
Worker's Union hall in Altoona & hung in that hall during PC years.
there is a painting I know of that was done by famous artist Howard Fogg. It was
commisioned by a wire company whose name I can't recall right now (I think the
plant was in Ohio). They wanted him to paint a picture of their factory. He put
a Penn Central train passing in front of the plant in the picture. Don't know
the year it was painted.
Fourth, there was a painting presented to Stuart
Saunders from General Electric Co. It is a watercolor of a Metroliner. It
was commissioned by GE to be painted by artist John Gould. He finished it in
1967, with a PRR logo & the number "1967" on the front of the car. There are
prints of this painting with the PRR logo. This painting also appears as
the cover of the book "The Railroads in Transition" by Robert Carper. The
painting was returned to the artist after the merger & he retouched the
front of the train with a PC logo & car number. That is the way the painting
this info. was interesting to somebody out there!
of some PC ink & pencil drawings too, if anybody is interested... none
commissioned by PC though.
Ha - just kidding.
about original PC company art. The only piece I am aware of (and like an
idiot did not purchase) was a large 36" x 48" oil of the Metroliner in PC
garb. I do not know who it was done for (Budd, GE etc.) but it was
obviously a commercial advertising type piece. I saw it for sale at the
York TCA meet several years ago.
The PC was selling off some of its
PRR art holdings during the famous auction in 1972 so it was probably not
commissioning new work. However I would certainly be interested in
hearing of any as well.
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