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A painful but tender embrace: Robert Pope’s “Aesculapius”

Caroline Wellbery Washington, DC     Aesculapius Robert Pope (1956-1992) Charcoal on paper, 184 x 80.7 cm, 1991 Robert Pope, early in childhood a student gifted in science, chose art as his career, and no one better melds the observing eye with the understanding heart. The shadow of cancer hung over him during the most […]