The painted memories of Jerome Carlin

June 1, 1993 § 2 Comments

Jerome Carlin | Reflections (1972)

Jerome Carlin | Reflections (1972)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

By NANCY BOAS
Art of California

Jerome Carlin’s autobiographical paintings are an exploration of memory and emotion. The source of Carlin’s series is a collection of family photographs dating from the 1930s and 1940s in Chicago.

“I came across quite a few family photographs my mother had carefully saved. I found them enthralling. There was somehing about the strong memories — the emotions that they brought back. Looking at the photographs I could remember the time, the place, the people. The color just came quite naturally — remembering it or the way it felt.”

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§ 2 Responses to The painted memories of Jerome Carlin

  • Kim frohsin says:

    Thanks Thomas I happen to be going through and documenting real family / self photos from the 1960-80’s now and coming across those from early 20 c. Who knows if such will be important to my own future art … Good stuff. Kimo

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  • mary says:

    I find that when I paint a family member, the love of my subject shines through the the painting.

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