From: Charles S. Hopkinson Virtual Gallery
Extracted from an essay by Leah Lipton, Charles Hopkinson: Pictures from a New England Past, Framingham Massachusetts, Danforth Museum, 1988.
My wife's grandfather was Charles S. Hopkinson, an artist who was a contemporary of John Singer Sargent.
Having recently retired from my teaching job, as one of my projects I have just started to develop a web site that will display the paintings of CSH. . .
Then, my wife's cousin reminded me that JSS is reputed to have said of Manchester: "What right has Charles to live in paradise?" A file with the "Three Dancing Girls" is attached so you can get a idea of the Manchester MA rocks. The girl in red was Mary Hopkinson, my wife's mother.
So I searched the web for JSS and found your wonderful JSSGallery.org site. I am inspired and in awe by what you have accomplished. Your site is far bigger and better than anything I could imagine doing.
I especially liked the organization and format of your site. Would you give me permission to use your HTML as I develop the CSH Gallery?
In any event, thank you for inspiring me.
Arthur Saltzman, Ph.D.
Good to hear from you. Permission granted and thanks for asking. Just give me credit someplace on your website with a link to JSSGallery.org.
I'd like to help you if you want it in any way. I mean that. I want to be a mentor for people trying to do what your trying to do; and I'd like to link to your site when you get it going. In fact that's sort of my hope with the the JSSGallery -- I want it to be a central trunk for any number of branches that lead off to other artists that he knew. It's not imperative, but it would be great if you could document when they might have crossed paths, or at least able to narrow it down to an approximate years at some point in time.
I loved the painting and have featured it.
Good luck and keep me posted
From: Arthur Saltzman
Well it took much longer than I expected and I still have many more revisions and additions to do, but the first draft of the Charles S. Hopkinson Gallery is up at: www.cshgallery.org
I love it. In fact I
think it looks
brilliant! . . . . . but then maybe I'm not the most objective
of the design. Welcome aboard and note that I have you listed in my Sargent