Young Lee. Watercolor. by Ted Schuyler. Painted while Ted and Lee were at the Art Institute of Chicago. Ted submitted this painting to a competition that won him an additional year of "post graduate" study at the Art Institute. Since Lee was a year behind Ted at the Institute, this probably gave them the opportunity to spend more time together. Circa 1928. From the collection of Toni & Rick Cobb
by Ted Schuyler, Oil on masonite. This portrait of the Schuylers' younger daughter Noelle is neither signed nor dated, but was painted when Noelle was a young teenager, which would place it in the late 1950's or early 1960's. It is in the collection of Noelle's younger daughter Diana Guinn.
Young Toni. Oil. 1986. Lee Clarke Schuyler. Painting is of granddaughter Toni Cobb with her cat, Domino. From the collection of Toni & Rick Cobb
Mother and Child
Oil, 24 z 30, by Lee Clarke Schuyler. At the same time that Lee painted the portrait of "Young Toni" with her cat Domino in the summer of 1986, Lorna was visiting in Atlanta with her six-month-old daughter, Jennifer. This portrait of the two of them is one of Trudie's favorites from the time when Lee started "painting again" after her health proplems had been remediated. From the collection of Lorna and Melvin.
Painting of Josephine Carriere Barreras, by Ted Schuyler. 1959. Oil. Josephine was Ray's mother (in-laws). Ted and Josephine had a good relationship and it can be imagined that they had some excellent conversation while this portrait was being painted. On the back of the painting there is an enscription that reads " Para mi comadre estimada Josefina Barreras. Felix Navidad a mi compadre Antonio. Ted" Size 14 x 18.
by Ted Schuyler. 1981 Oil. Painted on the occasion of their wedding. Ted liked to paint portraits for newly married couples as gifts. The portraits were done with opposing facial positions so that the portraits could be placed facing eachother. The idea was that if you became disgruntled with your spouse, you would switch the portraits so that they were looking away from eachother, thus signalling the spouse to open a dialog. From the collection of Tish and Curt Gorman.
by Ted Schuyler. 1981 Oil. Painted on the occasion of their wedding. Ted liked to paint portraits for newly married couples as gifts. See comments above. From the collection of Tish and Curt Gorman.
Self Portrait. 1930. Oil. Painted by Lee Clarke Schuyler before her marriage to Ted. Probably painted in Chicago. From the collection of Tish and Curt Gorman. Size 11 x 14
by Lee Clarke Schuyler. 1930. Oil. Portrait of Ted painted by Lee before their marriage. Probably painted at the Art Institute in Chicago. This painting is a favorite of the Barreras children because it shows their grandfather as they never knew him. It also shows a strong family resemblance to brother Steve who seemed closest to Ted. From the collection of Tish and Curt Gorman. Size 11 x 14
"My Ted" Painted by Lee Clarke Schuyler. Oil. 1975. This painting shows Ted as the Barreras children remember him; the twinkle in his eye and the smile were a 'good capture' of his personality. The bolo tie he wore was an object of fascination because is was so large and shiny. Painted just after the Barreras family moved from Alabama to Tsaile, Arizona. From the collection of Tish and Curt Gorman. Size 11 x 14
Portrait of Noelle's younger daughter Diana, by Lee Clarke Schuyler. Oil, about 11 x 14. The painting is not dated, but may have been painted during the summer of 1990 when Lee was in New Mexico preparing for Ted's memorial exhibition. If so, Diana would have been about 9 years old. From the collection of Diana Guinn.
Reno. by Trudie Schuyler Barreras. Oil. 1970. Size 14 x 18. This portrait is submitted "in memoriam", both of Lee to whom it was originally given, and of our older son Stephen (called Reno as a kid). Trudie painted this when she was painting portraits of the children as presents for relatives. As in the comment on the portrait of Tisa below, this one was given to Lee Clarke Schuyler as a gift. Trudie considers this portrait the best, in terms of resemblance, of all the portraits in this series. It is now in the collection of Steve's daughter Athena Jordan.
Acrylic, 14x18. Portrait of son Stephen, by Trudie Schuyler Barreras painted in 1982 shortly after his marriage to Nidia. At the time of his death in 1993, this painting was reclaimed by Trudie, and is now in the collection of his daughter Athena, along with the childhood portrait, "Reno".
Mac, by Trudie Schuyler Barreras. Painted in Oil 1974 in Tuskegee Alabama. Size 24 X 30 From the collection of Ray and Trudie Barreras
Carlos Barreras by Lee Clarke Schuyler 1993. Oil. Painting of grandson, Carlos. Size 11x14 From the collection of Ray and Trudie Barreras
by Trudie Schuyler Barreras. Portrait of Daughter Tish when she was 11 years old. Oil. 1970. One of a series of portraits of all the Barreras children painted by Trudie in Tuskegee, Alabama to give as gifts to various relatives. Grandma Barreras got Tisa, Grandma Schuyler got Steve and sister Noelle Schuyler got Toni. Brother Bob got Lorna. From the collection of Tish Gorman. Size 14 x 18.
by Trudie Schuyler Barreras. Oil, 1970, 14 x 18. This is the third of the four "gift portraits Trudie painted of her kids while in Tuskegee as gifts for relatives. Toni was then called "Tonia", as Tish was "Tisa" and Steve was "Reno". This portrait was given to Noelle Schuyler Guinn, and after her death in 1992 was returned. It is now in the collection of Toni and Rick Cobb.
by Lee Clarke Schuyler. Oil, about 24 x 30. Dated 1957. A portrait of teen aged Trudie going through the nightly ritual of pincurling hair while studying for the next day. The crinoline slip which was "the fashion" in the '50's reminded Lee of the ballerinas by Degas, hence the style of this painting.