When I spotted the name Robert Amos on Open Culture’s item about readings of Finnegans Wake, I wondered … Robert Amos, art critic for the Times Colonist newspaper in Victoria? The same Robert Amos who did such a prescient write up on my mother, artist Helen Andersen, when she died in 1995?
The artists probably exchanged a couple of pieces. Before Helen’s time ran out, Robert Amos was helping select works for an Andersen retrospective exhibition that never happened. Perhaps some day.
Robert Amos is a hard-working, productive man with a very wide range of interests and many personal gifts. I have never met him personally but have been in email correspondence about editions of Helen’s lithographs. One day, I would like to shake his hand.