Thursday, April 11, 2013

Edgar Allan Poe connection

An oil on board by Forest R. Poe showing a stone house in Mequon, Wisc., north of Milwaukee. Written on the back: "Forest R. Poe, the artist, was from the same family as Edgar Allan Poe. This house is on Donges Bay Road in Mequon, Wis. It is near 92nd Street." The type-written old sticker on the back says: "'Winter scene painted Feb. 15, 1949. Stone house built in 1873.' The above is written on the back of this picture. It was written by my father, Forest R. Poe, on the day he painted the picture. He sat out in the snow to paint the picture." Forest Poe was born in 1878 and died in 1961 in Waukesha, Wisc. His father was Flavel Willis Poe, born in 1855 in Jefferson, Wisc. The author of "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" was born in Boston in 1809 and died 40 years later in Baltimore. 

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