Artist is looking for Teddy

2016-10-19 06:00
 A young artist, who was so drawn to the features of an elderly man he met many years ago that he captured him in a painting, is looking for this man he knew only by the name of Teddy. This painting of Teddy has had many potential buyers but because of its sentimental value, artist Gordon Munro has instead decided to donated his painting to the mayoral parlour and is to be handed over to the Deputy Executive Mayor, Mongameli Bobani at the opening of Munro’s exhibition on Friday, October 28. Gordon, resident and schooled in Port Elizabeth, spent 3 years as an understudy to his father, artist Paul Munro. Gordon enjoys painting fascinating faces, landscapes and still life. His exhibition is a retrospective collection from the past four years, representing a variety of subjects that have caught Gordon’s attention. “Teddy is an old, very humble and neatly dressed gentleman who had walked passed my house in Linton Grange a few times. I was drawn to his stern, yet uniquely warm features, and asked him if I could photograph him, to which he agreed. That was about four years ago and I never saw him again after that. I would love to have Teddy at the opening night and all attempts at finding him had been fruitless so far,” Munro said . The

A young artist, who was so drawn to the features of an elderly man he met many years ago that he captured him in a painting, is looking for this man he knew only by the name of Teddy. This painting of Teddy has had many potential buyers but because of its sentimental value, artist Gordon Munro has instead decided to donated his painting to the mayoral parlour and is to be handed over to the Deputy Executive Mayor, Mongameli Bobani at the opening of Munro’s exhibition on Friday, October 28. Gordon, resident and schooled in Port Elizabeth, spent 3 years as an understudy to his father, artist Paul Munro. Gordon enjoys painting fascinating faces, landscapes and still life. His exhibition is a retrospective collection from the past four years, representing a variety of subjects that have caught Gordon’s attention. “Teddy is an old, very humble and neatly dressed gentleman who had walked passed my house in Linton Grange a few times. I was drawn to his stern, yet uniquely warm features, and asked him if I could photograph him, to which he agreed. That was about four years ago and I never saw him again after that. I would love to have Teddy at the opening night and all attempts at finding him had been fruitless so far,” Munro said . The

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A YOUNG artist, who was so drawn to the features of an elderly man he met many years ago that he captured him in a painting, is looking for this man he knew only by the name of Teddy.

This painting of Teddy has had many potential buyers but because of its sentimental value, artist Gordon Munro has instead decided to donate it to the mayoral parlour. It is to be handed over to the Deputy Executive Mayor, Mongameli Bobani, at the opening of Munro’s exhibition on Friday, October 28.

Gordon spent 3 years as an understudy to his father, artist Paul Munro.

“Teddy is an old, very humble and neatly dressed gentleman who had walked passed my house in Linton Grange a few times. I was drawn to his stern, yet uniquely warm features, and asked him if I could photograph him, to which he agreed. That was about four years ago and I never saw him again after that. I would love to have Teddy at the opening night and all attempts at finding him have been fruitless so far,” Munro said.

The Exhibition of Art by Gordon Munro at the Munro Art Gallery, Brooklands Avenue, Weybridge Park, will run from Saturday, October 29 to November 13, 2016. Anyone with info, can call Jayshree on 072 457 2123

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