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Voss: An equestrian legacy

March 30, 2008|By Cassandra A. Fortin | Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun

Other artists included in the exhibit are Jessie Voss Lewis, a pastel artist; her brother, Edward S. Voss, a watercolor artist; his wife, Elsa Horne Voss, a sculptor of horses in bronze.

A third brother, Stuart F. Voss, whose work is not included in this exhibit, was also a family artist.

This is not the first time an exhibit of the Voss art has been put together, said Maryanna Skowronski, who coordinated an exhibit called "Sporting Art of the Voss Family" in 1999 at the Gallery at the Liriodendron in Bel Air. That exhibit included about 31 works of art on loan from private collections, she said.

When the Point-to Point is over, and the exhibit has moved on, Tom Voss is confident that people will remember his family, their art and their contributions to thoroughbred racing.

"The paintings will live on and on" he said. "In my opinion, the art is priceless. As for me, I don't really care what people think of me. But if they have to remember something, I hope they will remember that I was a fair person, who did a lot to preserve this land and the steeplechase."

The artwork will be on display at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St. in Baltimore from April 11 to July 27. For more information: 410-685-3750 or www.mdhs.org.

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