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A man took this photograph about 1950 of Jeannette Jackson as she walked along a Paris street. He promised to send it to her if she'd give him $10. Although unsure as to whether he'd really follow through, she gave him $10, and the image arrived. It remains her favorite. She'd just graduated from high school and was studying art at the University of Paris-Sorbonne during her father's sabbatical in France.

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From sketch to canvas, Jeannette Murphy’s paintings span half century

Sketchbook almost perennially in hand, Walla Walla artist Jeannette Jackson Murphy, 80, first draws the people, buildings, houses and landscapes that later form the foundation and inspiration for her paintings.


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