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Grace Hall Hemingway’s Painting Tour of the Southwest

Ed. Note: In a coup for the Smoketree School, we’ve discovered that Grace Hall Hemingway, mother of Ernest, painted scenes around the Imperial Valley, Death Valley and the Coachella Valley. Here her grandson, John E. Sanford, looks at Grace’s late-in-life painting career. In Islands in the Stream, Ernest Hemingway reveals himself to be as much an aficionado of painting as he had been of bullfighting and hunting.  At least twenty painter’s names are sprinkled throughout the text from Bosch to Toulouse-Lautrec.  It is no surprise that Thomas Hudson, the protagonist of Islands, is a painter. Also a painter was Ernest’s…

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