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Re: James Michael Triggs NY Artist
Posted by: Robert Robles (ID *****9062) Date: January 30, 2008 at 18:29:21
In Reply to: James Michael Triggs NY Artist by James Triggs of 273

I knew JM Triggs Jr. I knew him well, back in the 1970's. In fact, he was a house parent at a group home I lived in in Riverdale Maryland as a boy. Mike was my guardian for about 2 years, right around 1975. In fact, he taught me to paint.

Mike preferred working with Acrylic's, and we both shared a love for painting WW1 planes. Mike painted guns and did some covers for Gun Digest as I recall, and one or two for Flying magazine. He preferred to be called Mike, not James or Michael. Once I left the group home, I never saw him again except for once, when he visited me at my home. Mikes wife Janet, and son Danny lived with us too. In Hyattsville MD on Route one, just past HWY 410 is a mural on the wall of a building. I don't know if its still there, but if it is, it is a giant mural of a blond headed boy on the steps of a front porch. That boy is is son Danny. I was there when he painted it. I still remember sitting up into the wee hours of the night painting in the kitchen with Mike, Mike doing something superior and me struggling along with some picture of a Fokker or something that I saw in a magazine. We also played a lot of spades and hearts. Mike loved to play hearts.

Haven't seen him in about 30 years. If you find him, tell him I said hi.

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