[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]
REMENICK, Seymour (1923–1999)
“Diana at Work”
undated (but probably circa 1950s)
oil on board / 9.5 inches by 7 inches
Agincourt’s longstanding association with Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley dates from its founding in 1853. The story of those origins is celebrated on “Founders’ Day” but it is also reflected less obviously in the Community Collection. Seymour Remenick‘s painting “Diana at Work” is an instance.
Remenick studied art successively at three schools, finally at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (PAFA) where he taught in the 1970s. “Diana” is reported to have been Diane Huygens (born 1928), daughter of Gerrit and Truus Huygens of rural Grou. She studied art in Philadelphia during the 1950s and may have known Remenick as faculty or a fellow student. She is depicted here working on a sculpture.