What Do You Live For? He Needs Me.

  • Robin Clark
  • What Do You Live For? He Needs Me.
  • 2015
  • Oil on Currency, Madagascar Rosewood, Pink Ivory, Leopard Wood.
  • 10.75" x 8.25"
  • Provenance

    DHR commission.
  • Context

    Pencil Work up


    This piece mostly about Ida Mckinley.  There was a moment in their biography that I thought a bit strange.  A description of a White House dinner, where Ida, prone to a type of epilepsy suffered a seizure during the dinner.  Mr. Mckinley noticing the symptons, took his napkin and draped it across her face obscuring her painful contortions.  The seizure passed and the dinner continued.  After Mckinley was assasinated, Ida withdrew from public life and knitted slippers as gifts for friends and family.