Paintings by Marvin Humphrey

September 22 through October 28, 2018
Opening Celebration Saturday, September 29 at 5 pm is FREE for Members; $10 for Non-Members
Tickets available HERE

Image: “Three Ding Dongs on a Beach Towel,” 8” x 15” oil on canvas by Marvin Humphrey, 1991.

St. Helena artist Marvin Humphrey brings his pun-filled trompe l’oeil paintings to the History Gallery. An Opening Celebration Saturday, September 29 at 5 pm is FREE for Members; $10 for Non-Members. Art sales during the exhibition will benefit the Museum.

California native Marvin Humphrey has lived and worked in St Helena since 1993, where he served as a postman for many years, and where his paintings have earned a loyal following of local and visiting collectors. He has an Art Degree from San Diego State, where he served as cartoonist for the Daily Aztec newspaper.  In 50+ years, he has painted and sold more than 3000 oil paintings. His witty work is known for its pun-filled titles and trompe l’oeildepictions, most rendered in small-scale framed oil paintings. Says Humphrey: “At times, the inspiration is simply the visual beauty of the subject; at other times, it’s the fun of illustrating a thought, catch-word, phrase, homonymic pun, or cliché with a twist.”

Admission to the History Gallery is included with regular Museum Admission, which is $10 Adult; $5 Seniors (65 and older) and Kids under 16; Admission is Free for Museum Members, residents of the California Veterans Home and Active Duty Military.Tickets to the Opening Celebration, which are free for Members and $10 for non-members, will be available online soon.

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