Tribute Blog post #5. An accomplished painter and nature lover, Carrie E. Clute influenced Inez’s career path and style of painting.
In the late 1940’s, Inez moved back to Manhattan. She worked in an advertising firm, as well as started her own greeting card business. At the time, she was known as Inez Parker, and her company was “Parker Studios”. Her entrepreneurial spirit would be tapped again later in her career, with both a mail orderContinue reading “Greeting Card Business”
It’s incredible to feel a connection to those who came before us. We have the opportunity to reach out to those who have yet been born and provide them with a deep connection back to us.
Inez attended the Pratt Institute of Art in Manhattan, NYC and earned her degree in Advertising Art. This was during World War II. She lived in an apartment in Manhattan with her friend, Barbara Adams, and they celebrated the end of the war at the ticker tape parade. Her degree set her up for aContinue reading “College Years: 1942 – 1945”
One way to capture a personal history is to create a tribute blog. A tribute blog may be used for a whole life story or to capture a segment of one’s life. You can create a free blog with a product such as WordPress and as a digital medium, it can be saved for perpetuity.Continue reading “Creating a Tribute Blog”
Born in 1924, Inez grew up during the late 1920’s and through the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Her past times as a child were simple: reading, playing paper dolls and art. This short movie clip from 1939 is the first we see of her with her artwork – an expedition in nature with herContinue reading “Painting in Nature”
Inez was born in Schenectady, N.Y. in 1924, and grew up inspired by art. Two of her aunts were professional artists: Carrie Clute (1891-1968) and Inez “Ethel” Reade (1880 – 1973). After high school, Inez studied art earned her degree at Pratt Institute in Manhattan, N.Y. in the 1940’s. Her earliest works are drawings andContinue reading “Who was Inez?”
This is an amazing story of the past and the present! A local man discovered lost and forgotten images in an attic. With a little digging, he solved a mystery and discovered some history.
A Trip to Chicago This week has me transcribing and recording a letter from 1876. It’s from a young woman — a recent Vassar College graduate — who is in Chicago for the summer and writing home to her family about her adventures. Her letter is pages and pages long. She decided to write oneContinue reading “Letter from 1876”