Herman Morton Stoops -
of 4 Optical Paintings
The 4 originals are
now on Display
in the new AO Room
at 12 Crane Steet courtesy of the Optical Heritage Museum
Below are the descriptions on three of the 4 reprints.
Painting 1 - Watch Repair
Painting 2 - Eyes Examined
Painting 3 - Mail Order Specs
Painting 4 - The Spectacle Peddler
Brochure from 1986, when the replications of the paintings were last offered.
Below is the original of "Eyes Examined".
See the rest of the AO 1963 Calendar
more about Herbert Morton Stoops
In researching the history of the Stoops paintings, John Young (Founder of the AO museum) wrote back to me with the following response:
"I only can tell you that AO hired the services of an unknown
to render those painting in the early 30's to be used
as give aways in a professional promotion that they decided to have. If a
doctor signed up for AO exclusively they would get a set of the four of
these. The originals, as pictured, hung in the second floor rotunda at AO.
The others that were given away were much smaller."
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