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A Drawing by Myerhoff's Mother, Florence Siegal

A drawing by Florence Siegal, the mother of Barbara Myerhoff.


On the subject of her mother's drawings, Myerhoff wrote: "Many years ago when my mother was first studying drawing she drew old people over and over; and when I look at these pictures I understand why I got into the work in which I have found myself. My mother found in them the folds, wrinkles, bags, pouches, and angles that were characteristic of aging physiology and physiognomy. She rendered them with a love of line that made the subjects attractive and interesting; ultimately they aroused affection and understanding."



1. Quote from Barbara Myerhoff, "Re-membered Lives," Parabola, 5.1 (1980) 74.


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Jewish Women's Archive. "A Drawing by Myerhoff's Mother, Florence Siegal." (Viewed on April 7, 2020) <>.


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