Art Is a Personal Issue for Woman Who Started Painting at Age 76
Shoemaker, Ray, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Ray Shoemaker Daily Herald Correspondent
Ninety-five-year-old artist Margaret Salem sits in her Lake Zurich home, on her way to finishing her latest creation - a vivid watercolor depiction of the majestic Austrian Lipissaner horses and their trainers. Watercolor is her most cherished medium the last 10 years, but she has dabbled in oil and acrylics as well.
What appears to have once been a dining room is now a gorgeous mess - a table cluttered with cups and brushes, rags and ruffled papers, smeared with colors of blue, red and yellow.
"My studio," Salem says proudly, with all the Bohemian bravado of a young Wicker Park artist.
This is the artistic nucleus in …
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Publication information: Article title: Art Is a Personal Issue for Woman Who Started Painting at Age 76. Contributors: Shoemaker, Ray - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: March 6, 1997. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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