Memorial to Larry Greer

My family lived in Frederick from 1979-1985 and knew Larry and Dana very well. I joined with Larry in many productions of the fledging Community Theatre in Frederick. We have several pieces of Larry’s art and enjoy every one.
– Stan Rzad

What a talent. I have always loved his “Sisters of the Rose”. It doesn’t appear to be in print anymore. If anyone knows otherwise please contact me [email protected]
– Linda Webb

I just learned of Larry’s passing and I am broken hearted. We own five of his unique pieces and treasure them. His wife was always such a delight to visit with when we traveled to War-Eagle. What a loss for the art world and all of us!
– Dawn Wharton

Every year at Weems Artfest my husband, Bill, would make a beeline to Larry’s booth and would come home with at least one piece of his art. He and Dana were so sweet to me when they learned of his passing. I treasure his work though I did share some with my husband’s children. I have missed him though unware why he was no longer at Weems’ show. He left us all some great gifts. Blessings to Dana, she was such a rock for him.
– Gwyneth Paine

Larry died in his sleep Friday night, Sept. 23, 2005. Larry will be missed. He was a wonderful, warm, crusty guy. My heart goes out to Dana and their daughter, Mary.
– Sharon Matusiak

I had the honor to be in one of his clases at the Moore County Art Center in Dumas, Texas back in the early 80’s…..And I saw him again at the Ruidoso Art Festival in ’03 or ‘ 04, I’m not sure……I was always fascinated with the high level of his art….What a talent…..Rest in peace, maestro…!
Manuel S. Franco

Good Afternoon,

I was browsing through some of my old paperwork and I found the pamphlet I got from Larry Greer when I bought some of his work years ago. I met him twice at art shows in Gainesville, FL. The memory is VERY clear because I learned a valuable lesson the first time I met him.

I was admiring one of his original framed silver sketches. It looked like something DaVinci would have done. A large square frame with a very small inset sketch. I must have stared at it for 10-15 minutes. I didn’t buy it right then; I told myself that I would walk the rest of the art show and come back to it. By the time I returned, it was gone and I was devastated. I left with only one purchase, one of his framed reproductions of an angel for my mother.

The next year I saw him again and was completely taken by another original, Study of Michael. I was NOT going to let it happen to me again. I bought the piece immediately. It is the crown jewel of my growing art collection. I have often said that if I could only grab one piece to save during a fire, Greer’s Study of Michael would be the one.

As the years passed, I always looked for Larry at other art shows. And now, finding this pamphlet, I decided to Google his name to see what I could find out. I was shocked to learn of his passing. I cannot express how saddened I am to have lost this artist. I was looking forward to getting more and more of his work for my collection. While it is late, I wanted to express my deepest sympathies to his family and friends. He will be missed. His work is precious to me. I thought that maybe his family or friends would like to know that.

Warmest regards,

Audra Strahl

I, like Audrey, came to know Larry briefly through art festivals. Every year I attend the Boston Mills Art Festival in NE Ohio with my mother. In 2000 she purchased his “Eyes of the World” painting, which also happens to be one of my favorite Grateful Dead song titles. I admired the painting for several years, and in June 2005 bought my own, “The Sage”. Since we bought it, we have looked at the painting with wonder, watching as the silver changes with age, as he said it would. We have looked for him at the Art Fest since then, hoping at the very least to see some of his artwork. I am very saddened to hear of his passing four years ago. I am glad I met him in 2000 and again in 2005. I am grateful I was able to purchase one of his works, it was and is my favorite piece of art.

I was really saddened to read of Larry’s passing. I truly enjoyed meeting him, and we have been wondering why he wasn’t back at Boston Mills Art Fest since that time. I will look at my painting with renewed wonder and enjoyment, and toast it and Larry every chance I get 😉 He really seemed like a nice guy.

With best regards,
Dave Modarelli

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