Bessie Love in Oil by Richard  Gerhard


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Bessie Love born Juanita Horton in Midland, Texas (September 10, 1898 – April 26, 1986) was an American motion picture actress who achieved prominence mainly in the silent films and early talkies. With a small frame and delicate features, she played innocent young girls, flappers, and wholesome leading ladies. Her role in The Broadway Melody (1929) earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.



bessie love, silent film, actress, academy awards

I have been creating…it seems my whole life.

I am who I am.

Maybe at times I see things just a tad bit different…from the norm.

I have enjoyed learning how to do my artwork all on my own.

If someone else can do it…I will certainly try…and I will put my own twists and turns into my work to make it truly my own.

As I said…I am who I am…and I am ME!

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  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work.. I especially love her hair.

  • Thank you my Dear….very cool of you

    – Richard Gerhard

  • PatChristensen
    PatChristensenover 2 years ago

    Stunning her eyes are haunting, beautifully done love this piece :)Pat

  • Thank you Pat….way cool of you

    – Richard Gerhard

  • Anouk Westerdijk
    Anouk Westerdijkover 2 years ago

    FEATURED on june 17th, 2012

  • Way cool…..Thank you so much….wow

    – Richard Gerhard

  • labaker
    labakerover 2 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • Thank you Larry….way cool

    – Richard Gerhard

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 2 years ago

  • Very Cool…Thank you

    – Richard Gerhard

  • CarolM
    CarolMover 2 years ago

    Very beautiful painting Richard. The eyes, the hair, her glow. Just georgeous.

  • So innocent….and from what I gather a superb actress in her time….very cool…Thank you so much

    – Richard Gerhard

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • Way Cool…..Thank you so very much….wow

    – Richard Gerhard

  • Moonlake
    Moonlakeover 2 years ago

    Fabulous work beautifully done

  • Thank you….way cool of you

    – Richard Gerhard

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