Saturday, January 18, 2014

In Memory of Kathryn McLaughlin Abbe

Left to Right:
Fuffy holding Tomie, Tomie's brother Buddy standing in front of Franny

One of my twin cousins, Kathryn McLaughlin Abbe, known in the family as Fuffy, died quietly on Saturday, January 18, 2014. She and her twin sister Franny were wonderful photographers. They graduated from Pratt in the early 1940s, and were my mentors.

They gave me the advice of a lifetime when I was just a very young artist-want-to-be: "Don't copy, and practice, practice, practice." Fuffy was also my godmother.

Franny is still living, albeit with Alzheimer's.