October 1, 2019 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Collector’s Exhibit, Presentation with wine and hors d’ oeuvres – Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM – Exhibition will be on display from October 1, 2019 – October 5, 2019
Drawing from two private collections, rarely seen sketches from Tom Lea’s three months aboard the USS Hornet in 1942 – he was lifted off four days before carrier was sunk – are exhibited alongside sketches of the 7th Marine landing on Peleliu and illustrations from Grizzly from the Coral Sea. In addition, a spell-binding rendition of Lea’s Death of the Wasp initial ; sketch drawn on pocket chart on view and discussed by collector James Clement, founding president of the Tom Lea Institute. Adair Margo shares stories of Lea’s experiences as the first embedded artist correspondent for Life magazine during World War II. 1005 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501 Exclusive Members only event RSVP to reception and viewing at Tom Lea Institute, 915-533-0048 or TLI@tomlea.net. Not a member of TLI? Join us! Visit www.tomlea.com or contact the Tom Lea Institute at 915-533-0048 or TLI@tomlea.net. Visit Tomlea.com to register for this event. Generously sponsored by____
When I got into the open on the signal bridge we had turned south and there on our starboard beam five thousand yards away Wasp stood, afire. The breeze from the southeast carried ugly coilings of flame-licked smoke over her stricken bow. Tom Lea, A Picture Gallery, 1968.