Eric Angeloch-The Family Curse

In 2006 the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum asked me to curate an exhibition of work by me, my father, mother, and maternal grandparents. The Family Curse: The Angelochs and Summers of Woodstock opened July 14, 2007.

Robert Angeloch was born in Richmond Hill, New York, April 8, 1922, to Frederick and Laura Scherer Angeloch. He studied at the Art Students League of New York with Martin Lewis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and others. He also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy and privately with Fiske Boyd in New Hampshire. While a League student he won the McDowell Traveling Scholarship and visited France, Italy, Austria and England.

His prints and drawings have been included in exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress, the Society of American Graphic Artists, the Museum of Modern art, the Wichita Print Annual,the Society of Washington Printmakers and elsewhere

He was artist in residence at Western Kentucky University in 1974 under a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He taught at the Art Students League of New York from 1964 to 1979 and from 1968 to 2003 at the Woodstock School of Art of which he was a co-founder.

He died on March 18, 2011.

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Nancy Summers was born on November 5, 1927 in South Orange, New Jersey to Dudley G. and Pauline Stone Summers. She received a BFA from Syracuse University and an MA in Painting from Florida State University. She attended the Art Students League of New York, studying with Paul Fiene, Philip Guston and Yasuo Kuniyoshi. She studied privately with Charles Rosen in Woodstock.

She has had one woman exhibitions at Florida State University, Long Island University, the Woodstock Artists Association, the Taliesen Gallery in Rhinebeck, New York and Work of Art Gallery and Petrucci Gallery, both in Saugerties, New York. Her work has been included in group shows at the Berkshire Museum, the National Academy of Design, the Silvermine Institute, the Munson Williams Proctor Institute, the Albany Institute, the Springfield Museum, the Riverside Museum, the Florida Federation of Art, and many others.

She received the Florida State University Graduate Fellowship, the Woodstock Foundation Award, the Kleinert Award, the Lucille Blanch Award, and the Sally Jacobs - Phoebe Towbin Award.

Getting To The Point: A Selection of Wise Words and Graphic Works by Nancy Summers was recently published by the Woodstock School of Art.

She died on June 14, 2018.

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Dudley Gloyne Summers was born in 1892 to William D. and Annie Sherlock Summers. He attended the New School of Art in Boston and the Art Students League of New York, studying under Thomas Fogarty, Charles Chapman and F. R. Gruger. His first illustrations were made in the early 1920's for MacLeans's Magazine and were followed by work for numerous American and international periodicals and book publishers.

During World War 2 he was commissioned to paint The Four Chaplains, portraits of the chaplains who went down with their ship, The Dorchester. This painting hangs in the office of the Regional Conference of Christians and Jews in New York City. He was associated with Portraits, Inc., in New York City and his portrait of Sojourner Truth hung in the Sojourner Truth Library at the State University of New York at New Paltz from which it was stolen.

In later years he specialized in portraits of children. His paintings were exhibited in many showings in Woodstock and elsewhere. He was a member of the Society of Illustrators and the Salmagundi Club.

He died in 1975.

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Pauline Stone was born in 1894 to Wilbur Macey and Lillian Newton Stone. She attended the Art Students League of New York where she met Dudley.

She worked as a designer producing product advertisements, Christmas cards and illustrations for children's books.

Perhaps her most successful work was in the field of bookplate design. One may surmise this would be due, in part, to the fact that her father, Wilbur Macey Stone, was also a bookplate designer among other pursuits. She received numerous commissions for these products of a now bygone era, several of which have found their way into museum collections including those of the University of North Carolina, San Diego University and the Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland.

With the responsibilities of motherhood and the fact that Dudley was able to provide a comfortable living, she turned her attentions to the operation of an antique business specializing in children's books and toys.

She died in 1981.

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