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The Three Rs

In the old days, the three Rs represented classes in reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic. They were part of a song titled “School Days” originally written in 1907 and recorded by innumerable artists ever since.

But in our household, the three Rs refer to Earl’s favorite painters: Remington, Russell, and Rockwell. Following up on yesterday’s post, we have works from all three in our home. Not originals, for those are all in private collections or museums.

Still, we’re proud of the replicas in our home. The two Remington sculptures, for instance, are even better copies than the ones sold in the gift shop of the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, NY. The Russell print is a little known copy of a mountain man. And the two Norman Rockwells are from limited editions of 200 prints each.

It’s taken twenty-five years to accumulate the art we love; currently we’re running out of wall space. We either have to purchase a larger home or give up collecting. It’s a hard choice.

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