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An Artist and a Friend


An artist friend of mine is exhibiting at Lennox Contemporary gallery in Toronto this month. Snaige Sileika's works are gentle, painterly and more true to the heart of the country than you would expect for a city woman. We met her and her husband (Antanas, a remarkable novelist about whom I have posted before) in Paris in 1978 when she was studying at the Ecole des Beaux Art and have been friends ever since.

I am not very analytic about art, but I am so delighted by the comfort her paintings (and lithographs -- the real thing, not those so called "limited edition prints" which are really signed and numbered photographs) bring we have built a good collection. Take a look and tell me what you think.

Gilles Pontecorvo

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