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  1. Richard Herbst
    September 21, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    Sara and my mom, Anne Herbst, were friends from the late ’30s till after Toto’s death. I went to her studio on Saturdays but didn’t have the patience for oils. Unfortunately, acrylics hadn’t been invented…

    Sara, Toto, my mother and my aunt Sunny were friends although like others, I recall the women complaining about Toto’s age and wishing Sara could “do better.”

    I didn’t know she moved to McBride street and lost track of her in the 70s. My mother went on to continue her painting and sculpture and made a name for herself in Florida.


  2. betty ochs
    September 24, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    Dear Rochelle,
    Your wondrous article took me back to 1945. That’s when I started taking art lessons from the incomparable Pinky. My time at that studio was a joy, and I remember it so vividly after all these years.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us. But, my heart breaks thinking about her last years. She deserved better than that….to say the very least.
    Betty Ochs


    • Rochelle
      September 24, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely note. Do you have an particular memory you could hsare with me about Sara? Best, Rochelle


      • Rochelle
        October 15, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

        Hi, Gladys, I hope I answered your email. All the memories I have of Sarah are in the essay. Best, Rochelle


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