Monday, February 18, 2008

In Memory of David Vitt


David Vitt
1927-2008

Above you see the final pen and ink sketch of my extremely talented Uncle Dave. He was a kind and generous uncle, a faithful correspondent who always remembered birthdays and anniversaries. He was an intelligent man who could have excelled in any field. He chose the banking industry and did well. He painted and took art classes in the evenings. He was a fabulous oil painter and portraitist. His pictures decorate my parents' home and captivated me as a child. I spent many hours looking at his paintings and drawings in wonder.

He traveled the world and once told me the only place he would like to see again was the Taj Mahal. He loved opera and the theater. He will be dearly missed by his family.

7 comments:

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

(((Hugs)))
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Rose.

Jeanette said...

Its hard when someone you love dies. But your memories and his lasting legacy of art provide immortality.

Jo Castillo said...

I'm with you in spirit. Hugs.

Rose Welty said...

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the support.

Valerie Jones said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers too, Rose.

Tom Vitt said...

Rose, I will miss Uncle Dave's cards and, especially, his commentary. He could put an entire episode of Meet the Press in 4 lines on a birthday card. He was a wonderful man. We will all miss him.

Rose Welty said...

Yes Tom, he was very witty, I will miss the laughs.