Recently, we put on display a selection of portraits from our permanent collection depicting the Clark family of Morrow County. The portraits, painted in 1844, were recently “rediscovered” by Michael Hall, our adjunct curator of folk art. Through the generosity of a local donor, we were able to have the works conserved, but then the question became, who were these people? We put out a call to find any living descendants and were fortunate to have Cedric Coonfare, a descendant of Eliza Clark Barr, contact us. We were thrilled to be able to have Mr. Coonfare in to see the works and presented him with his own reproduction of Eliza’s portrait. The Columbus Dispatch ran a wonderful piece on the discovery.
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