Comollo Antiques, Fine Art & Wine

Manchester Vermont

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We have a 7 day unconditional, no ifs, ands or buts, satisfaction guaranteed policy. If after receiving a piece it doesn't work, send it back for a complete refund, just let us know within 7 days . We also have an unconditional exchange policy, regardless of how long you've had an item, we will apply 100% of the purchase price of any piece towards an upgrade or exchange, or if you like we'll take it back and give you a 100% store credit. I don't think we could make it any easier!

Info about - Pelham

Gene Pelham (1909- )
Gene was, like his mentor Norman Rockwell, one of the elite "Saturday Evening Post" cover artists. Here is the story of their collaboration.
Soon after he arrived in Vermont, Rockwell noticed an industrious young man fixing a fireplace on the front of his house. He tapped the man on his shoulder to inquire whether he might be interested in doing some work for him. When the man turned around Rockwell realized he was one of his own child models from New Rochelle. Gene Pelham, inspired by his early experience with Rockwell, had become an artist and illustrator himself. Coincidentally, Pelham relocated from New Rochelle to Arlington in 1939. He produced several "Saturday Evening Post" and "Coronet" covers but mostly painted landscapes of local scenes. Rockwell hired him as his studio assistant to help prepare canvasses, build sets, hire models, pack artwork and to do all of his reference photography. He appears in many of Rockwell's paintings; Pelham had a remarkable artistic talent and understanding of what Rockwell needed and his expressive face made him a natural as a model. besides a busy and successful career as an artist Pelham and his wife also founded the local newspaper, The Manchester Guide which is going strong to this day.

 

comollo antiques & fine wine - 4686 Main Street on Route 7A - Manchester Center Vermont - 05255