Posthumous Institutional Portrait Art
Ms. Shelly Kaye
Shelly Kay Child and Family Center
JSSA, Fallsgrove, MD
This expanded head and shoulder length portrait of Ms. Shelly Kaye was commissioned to hang in the lobby – dedicated in her memory – at the Jewish Social Service Agency's Ina Kaye Building – which was named after her late mother.
It's very rare, when painting a posthumous portrait, to find one particular photo that has all the information necessary to create a compelling visage. In this instance, Marvin was able to combine several photos, taken on the occasion of her marriage, in order to create a convincing and moving portrait that truly brought her to life and emphasized her gentle spirit.