A couple of years ago I wrote a bit about painter Clifford Gleason, raised in Salem, later moving to Portland.  I became a fan of his when I worked at the Salem Public Library in the 1980’s and saw the big white painting every day…(a painting that has gone missing, by the way)

The other day R ran across a photo of Gleason when he went to visit artist/photographer Bob Crist.  Crist was raised in Salem and took many photos of artists including this nice one of Clifford (painting in his Salem basement studio in the early 1960’s) .