Sad Specimens For Tea

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SAD SPECIMENS FOR TEA is a heart-warming and life-affirming, first-hand story of a woman's international journey from childhood up to her fiftieth year.

SAD SPECIMENS FOR TEA is a first-hand account of growing up between two world wars in America,
then trying to raise a family overseas amidst misguided and ...

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Overview

SAD SPECIMENS FOR TEA is a heart-warming and life-affirming, first-hand story of a woman's international journey from childhood up to her fiftieth year.

SAD SPECIMENS FOR TEA is a first-hand account of growing up between two world wars in America,
then trying to raise a family overseas amidst misguided and havoc-making foreign policy.

SAD SPECIMENS FOR TEA is a precious collection of letters written between 1928 and 1969
by Caroline "Nan" Chase to her mother,
Constance C. Taintor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781456582104
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Pages: 636
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Nan Chase was born in Belgium and lived in Cambridge as a youngster. She was first introduced to watercolors as a student at the Shady Hill Shool in Cambridge. It was a tremendously exciting experience as she felt that she had been failing miserably at drawing horses and dogs, the main interest of her classmates. She graduated from Wellesley College, majoring in Art and spent a graduate year at Harvard studying Fine Arts, with the intension of going into museum...then World War II intervened and she went to Washington to work for the Navy Department and the OSS (now known as the CIA).
In 1943, she married Peter R. Chase, then employed by the Department os State. She spent nearly 30 years as a U.S. Foreign Service wife, raising five children in teh the Middle East and teaching art and elementary grades in the American Shools in Cairo, Khartoum and Algiers.
Not many of her paintings remain from this period, but she was constantly exposed to Egyptian, Roman and Islamic art and archeology.
In 1970, Nan returned to the New York area, where she taught 3rd grade for 10 years at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York and came to Rockport, Massachusetts every summer. At that thime. she started attending artist workshops lead by Martin Ahearn.
In 1986, Nan retired and moved into her mother's house in Rockport. She then wasa able to study painting more seriously, studying with Betty Lou Schlemm as well as accompanying the Rockport Art Association on painting trips to Greece, Yugolslavia, France, and Italy.
Nan found Cape Ann's coastal location had an endless source of inspiration for the artist within.
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