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UTHSC Donates Portrait by Late Paul Penczner to Employee


UTHSC gives painting by the late Paul Penczner to Dentistry
employee depicted in portrait.

Tenn. (July 31, 2012) – Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, and Ken Brown,
JD, MPH, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer,
the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), have donated a
painting by the late artist Paul Penczner to College of Dentistry employee
Beatrice Pegram Davis.Davis, who
has been employed with UTHSC for 36 years, had her image captured as a five
year old in the painting titled, "Little Girl in a Dirndl."The richly colored work depicts the
tow-haired child wearing a red and black dirndl — a traditional German dress.

In spring 2011, more than 400 works were donated
to UTHSC by the artist’s widow Jolanda Penczner, along with her husband’s fine
art studio in Midtown Memphis.  
The works are available for online viewing and purchase in cohorts of 20
or so at https://uthsc.edu/penczner/. On November 8, Memphis philanthropist
and designer Pat Kerr Tigrett, who is also a former art student of Paul
Penczner’s, and Jolanda Penczner will co-host a reception for 200 guests at the
Botanic Garden to celebrate the artist