“It was the opposite of the many tales we heard as art students, of an artist teacher finishing the student’s canvas. In a reversal, I was asked to finish my teachers canvas.”

That quote is part of a profile written by Don Wilkinson in The New Bedford Light. The teacher I was thinking of is Sig Haines, from my alma mater, Swain School of Design. But the profile isn’t of Sig, or even of me. It is a profile of a canvas. The last canvas Sig started was left in his studio when he died, just a sketch. To find out what happened then, read this article by Don. It is an unusual tale of an unusual canvas. I think you will enjoy the story.

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