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During the summer of 1963 I drove with Herman and Sharley to Seattle to visit a close friends of their’s, the jazz violinist Joe Venuti. Herman also played the violin, the classical kind. Venuti willed him violins to Herman, who then displayed him at his old Brown’s Addition manse in Spokane. Here’s Herman with Joe’s violins, and parts of two paintings by Herman. His home was lavishly appointed with them. Below is one abstract Green Canvas I pleaded for and got.

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