A born artist

“I have lived on Ohayo Moutain in the same house for nearly 70 years,” William Pachner says on the eve of his major latest art exhibit, opening on January 7 at the Tampa Museum of Art. “I am very ancient now and I lack the American gift of brevity…”

Pachner, 96 and blind for the past 30 years, will be showing a selection of 17 works painted in his Woodstock studio during the 1960s, when he was splitting time between here and Florida, where he had been working winters as an art teacher since being asked to come south in . . .


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