Item .07 - Dark Harbour - cliff, boats, and cabins - photo of painting by Steve Kinghorn

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Dark Harbour - cliff, boats, and cabins - photo of painting by Steve Kinghorn

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photo of painting by Steven Kinghorn

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CA GMA MG600-.07

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  • ca 1932 - 2002 (Creation)

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25.5 x 20.5 cm (view) and 27 x 22 cm (Framed)

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This photo of a painting was donated to the Grand Manan Historical Society by Gleneta Green Hettrick.

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This is a framed photograph of a painting of Dark Harbour with a half shipwreck hull on the shore. There is a yellow dory on the shore and cottages along the edge of the woods at the high water line. On the back of the framing Gleneta has written "Artist Nelson Greenlaw. Belongs to : Gleneta Hettrick Grand Manan" When the photo was hung at the Art Gallery the frame was fixed and the picture was removed. On the edge of the photo, under the frame edge is the last letter of the signature of the artist which the photo cut off. The letter is an N. Nelson Greenlaw and Steve Kinghorn were contemporary island artists who studied under Wesley Griffin. Their styles are similar.

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location at Grand Manan Archives vault : stored on Art Storage Unit ; stack 3 ; shelf 2 ; < side A

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Stephen James Kinghorn (1912 - 15 July 2002), known as Steve. He was born on Grand Manan to George and Alberta (Stanley) Kinghorn. He was a carpenter and with his brothers build many island homes. He was a natural artist who had a lot of help from the famous Wesley Griffin. Steve had a cottage out at "The Whistle" where Wesley Griffin had a summer home. He never married. He said he 'painted for himself and if no one else likes it, it doesn't matter - - you do it for yourself".

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