Alfredo Toledano
Alfredo Toledano

ALFREDO TOLEDANO passed 8th of November 2015.  The greatest Dresden painted that traveled to the United States. Alfredo painted 36 of the cobalt blue vases see in this picture, painting with a Dresden design and hand painted gold.  The vase is 36" tall.  One of the vases is at the World Organization of China Painters Museum on display with some of his other works.  

It took Toledano four days to paint each one of the vases. They are white and blue with detailed floral designs and an intricate gold outline.
Pat Dickerson, Museum Director stated Toledano is one of a few who still do the gold work.  During a visit to Oklahoma City, Toledano said gold work is difficult, especially on a blue piece, because it appears black before it is fired.
However, he said he usually is happy with his finished project.
The artist has had decades to perfect his craft.
He was 13 when his father realized he had an artistic talent and enrolled him in a government school in Madrid, Spain.
Toledano honed his craft at the school for three years before opening his first studio in 1947.
He taught at the studio for 10 years before closing it to travel in Europe for a year.
Toledano moved to Brazil in 1958 and opened another studio, where he taught .
Also in 1958, Toledano began designing sets for a cinematographer. He did that work for about 20 years.  One of his "large works of art was a commission to paint a wall mural in a Florida residence.
During the years, Toledano said he taught china painting to hundreds of people in at least 15 countries. He continued to teach until his death in 2015. 

For many years, Alfredo’s travels brought him to Oklahoma where he taught at the WOCP Porcelain Museum in Oklahoma City   Museum officials said the students in Oklahoma like Toledano. Some of them took his classes repeatedly.

WENTZ, Virginia P., 92, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 in Tulsa, OK. Born November 11, 1923 in Bristow, OK to Charles Leonard and Neva (Watson) Prentiss. She was a member of Oil Capital China Painters and Tulsa China Painters. 

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles "Melvin" Wentz in 1988. Survived by two daughters, Lauretta "Laurie" Sweeten, and Frances "Francie" (Jim) Marrs; two sons, Charles "Chuck" Wentz, and Kyle (Dawn) Wentz; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Patricia "Patty" (Pierre) Mosser; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Claudia Arnold
Claudia Arnold

Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 2:49 pmUpdated: 8:27 pm, Tue Feb 5, 2013.
Claudine Arnold

Claudine Arnold of Miami, Okla. passed away Monday Feb. 4, 2013 at Eastwood Manor in Commerce, Okla. She was 88. Mrs. Arnold was born Nov. 4, 1924 in Miami, Okla. to Jacob Claude and Elsie (Williams) Reed. She had lived in the Miami area all of her life. She was a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Miami, Okla. for many years. She was a member of the Northwest Baptist Church in Miami and was an avid china painter serving as President of the World Organization of China Painters 1967-1968. She married Floyd “Dude” Arnold on Jan. 9, 1943 in Oswego, Kan. He preceded her in death April 8, 1992. She was also preceded by a daughter, Judie Jameson Feb. 27, 2012.
Survivors include two sons; Tom Arnold and wife Dana of Miami, Okla., Delwayne Arnold, ten Grandchildren: Stetson Arnold, Justin Arnold, Tyson Arnold, Destiny Arnold, Fawn Jones, Shytasha Arnold, Cindy Hasseberg, Tanicka Jameson, Shawna Waterman , Ardie Blair and several Great-grandchildren and Great-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday Feb. 7, 2013 before the services. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday Feb. 7, 2013 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, Okla. Dr. Rev. J. Fulton Amonette will officiate. Pallbearers will be Darrel Arnold, Larry Foust, Dean Arnold, Ronnie Arnold, Rick Arnold and Dennis Reavis. Interment will be in Williams’ Coal Creek Cemetery, West of Miami, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, Okla. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.
Below is the obit for Norma Lynam-Adams.  Also if you right click on the picture you can copy the picture to another program.
 Norma Lynam-Adams   (1941 – 2012)
 Obituary for Norma Adams  -  born December 13, 1941


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