The Beekeeper 1954
1954 | Oil on Gesso Panel | 30x48
Private Collection

Artist Notes:
My grandfather kept bees bare-headed & bare-handed, he was that steady. Twelve years after he died, this is my homage to him.

He is lifting the cover off a hive, the bee smoker standing on the next hive. His pants are pragmatically held up by a rope tied in a square knot. He is still my exemplar.