One day I discovered this painting, "White Roses" by my great grand uncle, Philip Leslie Hale at the National Arts Club in NYC.
Then I found out my uncle was a member of the club, friends with Monet and painted with him in Giverny... Sotheby's sells my uncle's paintings and
I hope to paint in Monet's garden one of these days too.
I've also been invited to do a show at The National Arts Club and fill the Grand Gallery with my 6' x 9' abstract florals....which I'm currently working on in my studio basement.
Extended kin includes Princess Diana - Susan's 7th cousin
Ellen Day Hale Artist Great, grand aunt 1855 -1940
Philip Leslie Hale Artist Great, grand uncle 1865 -1931
Nathan Hale Revolutionary War Patriot Great, g.g.g.g.g.g.g. uncle 1755-1776
Robert Beverly Hale Metropolitan Museum Great uncle 1901-1985
Ms. Hale's radio interview with "Extreme Genes" in Salt Lake City, Utah:
Susan Hale talks about what it’s like to learn that patriot Nathan Hale is on her family tree,
as well as several other notable early Americans. Hear how it has affected her life.
The interview starts at the 25:27 mark.
Susan Hale Artist & Writer Great, great aunt 1833 -1910
Edward Everett President of Harvard Great, great grand uncle. 1794 - 1865
Edward Everett Hale Clergyman / Abolitionist Great, great grandfather 1822 -1909
Four United States Presidents
George Washington Thomas Jefferson James Madison Franklin D. Roosevelt
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