NewsArts & Culture / May 12, 2020

Local Artists Painting Portraits Of Those Lost To COVID-19

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Historian and artist Angelina Fielding - Courtesy Angelina Fielding

Historian and artist Angelina Fielding

Courtesy Angelina Fielding

Indy creatives are finding new ways to share their talents and help others through the pandemic.

From WFYI's Arts and Culture Desk, Jill Ditmire spoke with local historian and artist Angelina Fielding about her role in a service that provides free portraits by local artists to families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19. It's called Died Famous, and Fielding is one of the artists who make the paintings. The portrait service is free and run by Home Place resident Michael Sinclair. Families can contact him to be connected with an artist.

Fielding joined the conversation by phone and spoke about a recent portrait for a family who lost a loved one named Victor.

Fielding writes under the name of A.K. Fielding. Her biography of Col. William Stephen Hamilton will be released next year.

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