Winding Way Watercolors Art Gallery
39 Union Street, Rockland Maine
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About "Girl Artist by the Sea"
In 2006 a play was produced in Brooklyn NY called "The Charlotte Soloman Project."
It was produced by a theater company called Polybeandseats. * It was the story of a girl named Charlotte Soloman ( April 16, 1917- October 10, 1943) who lived in France during World War II. Charlotte was a a painter from Berlin who went to live with her grandparents in Nice, France hoping to escape persecution. During the time she was living in Nice she painted 596 gouche watercolors. When she knew her capture was imminent she gave her paintings to a French citizen saying Keep this safe it is my whole life.
These paintings are permanently housed in the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam. In 2005 ,they were on loan to the Jewish Museum in New York City where the members of Polybeandseats saw them and began thinking about the production. The project was in part supported by the Jewish Cultural and Arts Council.
Being a supporter of Polybeandseats, I painted a watercolor of Charlotte and it was on view during the performance. All sales generated from the sale of prints of the original were donated to Polbeandseats.
Charlotte is the logo of Winding Way Watercolors . Prints and notecards are available.