The Art & Life of my Aunt, Annie Truxell
July 9, 2009 7:37 AM   Subscribe

The Art & Life of my Aunt, Annie Truxell
My aunt, now in her 80s, is a well known painter who has lived a long and fascinating life all over the world. We call her the Queen of Bohemia: her adventures have been legendary, encompassing Greenwich Village in the 50s, London in the 60s and India in the 70s. She was friends with Franz Klein, Bill de Kooning, Truman Capote, Terry Southern, Mati Klarwein & many other wild & woolly people. For the last three months, my web designing friend Susan Lee, my brother Bill, Annie and I have all been working on this site: a catalogue raisonne of Annie's work. I wrote the text; Susan did all the hard work of scanning & design; Annie changed the painting titles every five days; Bill bought the beer. It has been a labor of love and it's wonderful to be able to share her work with the world.
posted by mygothlaundry (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
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Corso! What a lovely tribute, mgl & co. Well-designed, organized, and absorbing. Nice job!
posted by steef at 7:53 AM on July 9, 2009

Wow. Her stuff is way cool! And the site isn't annoying like many photo/art sites.

This is a great site.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:08 AM on July 9, 2009

I LOVE her paintings. Are prints available anywhere?
posted by grumblebee at 3:19 PM on July 9, 2009

I love these. I want a big poster of "He Yawned."
posted by marxchivist at 6:17 AM on July 10, 2009

Posters would be really wonderful. I adore her style.
posted by iconomy at 8:13 AM on July 10, 2009

Another new fan here - love her work and very impressed by Susan Lee's site design. Would also love to prints available!
posted by ceri richard at 8:40 AM on July 10, 2009

Yup, yet another new fan. Y'all did a fabulous job putting this together and her pantings are wonderful - they just draw you in!
posted by pointystick at 11:13 AM on July 10, 2009

Love her art, her story and great site!
posted by nickyskye at 1:01 PM on July 12, 2009

What a wonderful project! Annie was a good friend of my mom's in the bohemian days, and we have several of her paintings. A huge one is on my wall right now, and you can see it, I think, in some episodes of my web series Put This On.
posted by YoungAmerican at 2:05 PM on January 13, 2011

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