Marietta was home to several famous artists who made it big in the art world, who I have mentioned many times throughout my columns. Artists such as Lilly Martin Spencer, The Currier Brothers (nephews of Currier & Ives), and several others.
One local artist whose artwork I would have to say I really admire the most is that of Michael Dickinson. Dickinson was born in Marietta in 1954, and studied art at Marietta College. He was an artist for the Fenton Glass Company for several years, before moving to Columbus.
One of Dickinson's paintings was titled, "Holiday Memories 1959," an original painting based on Dickinson's personal memory of his childhood Christmas in Marietta, showing him as a kid walking down Putnam Street with his family, which was later featured in the December 2007 issue of Reminisce Magazine. This painting brought back a lot of memories when our family first moved to Marietta in 1959.
Another one of Dickinson's original paintings was titled, "Evening Reflections," depicting the "Marietta Train Station" in 1915 which was later chosen by the Ohio Arts Council to hang in the Ohio governor's mansion.
Another Dickinson masterpiece, which is still available in print today along with the others I've mentioned in this column, is titled, "Sunday Visitor," Marietta 1875 era.
Another beautiful piece of art by Dickinson is a painting of "Marietta, Ohio 1902," which would look good over anyone's mantle or living room wall. All of his paintings are available today in different size prints from $20 on up.
To check out some of Dickson's beautiful artwork of Marietta and prices, log on to his website at www.artistmichaeldickinson.com, give him a call at (614) 638-6269, write Michael Dickinson, 1330 Meadowcrest Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43228; or send him an e-mail at email@example.com.
American Bisque chef head cookie jar, $242.50.
1939 Warren Motor Company, Marietta, Ohio emblem on envelope, $5.
Bert Baum, Marietta, Ohio 5 cent brass trading token, good for 5 cents in trade, $26.
Postcard, farm land in Devola, published by Mrs. G.F. Hutchinson, $10.
1937 book, "History of Old Northwest Territory," $6.
Book, "A Window to Marietta," published in 1996, 60 pages, $12.50.
Stork baby cradle flower planter, American Pottery, Marietta, $3.75.
Book, 1935, "A Pioneer College," by Arthur Beach, published by Mary Dawson Beach, 325 pages, $7.
Readers, see you back here next week. Be sure to check out my web pages at koonpublishingcompany.blogspot.com.
Larry Koon is the author of several price guide books on antiques and collectibles. His column appears every Monday on Life. Send letters to Treasure in the Attic, c/o The Marietta Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta 45750; or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a complete description of the item, along with size, color, any markings on the item along with condition the item is in.
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