Iverd Paintings

We have a unique opportunity this year.

The History Center is featuring an exhibit on the works of Eugene Iverd. This local painter and Erie school teacher modeled his paintings after the style of Norman Rockwell and featured Erie children in his works.

Iverd’s career included painting covers for the Saturday Evening Post, McCall’s, Ladies Home Journal, and the American Magazine. He also painted several paintings for Dorrance Co. (owners of Campbell’s Soup), the Rotarian, Monarch Foods, The Buffalo Evening News, and others.

With an exhibit of his works, students on field trips to the History Center can come to appreciate Iverd’s artistry, realize his place in history, and perhaps consider becoming an artist as a career choice.

The History Center has 29 paintings that have been permanently donated by the Erie School District. In addition, another painting was donated by a private donor. Most of them are in need of conservation. The entire conservation cost is estimated to be between $70,050 and $82,650. 

Might you consider becoming a sponsor of the conservation project for the Iverd paintings?

We appreciate your consideration. Donations may be made online or by mailing a check to the Hagen History Center, 356 West 6th Street, Erie PA 16507.

Please contact our office if you have any questions, would like to see the paintings in advance, or would like us to charge your credit card. Contact us at 814-454-1813 ext. 34 or gcicchetti@eriehistory.org

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