In Memory

Harry Antis

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01/28/11 06:49 PM #1    

Glenn Dunn

Harry was always an artist. In elementary school, while the rest of us were drawing stick figures in art class, Harry was drawing detailed animals that really looked like the animal; I vividly remember his horses.

I often sat next to Harry in various grades and classes. I doodled in the margins of my notes. Harry drew real stuff --- usually animals in great detail.

Some years ago I was fortunate enough to buy one of Harry's prints and have had it hanging in my home ever since -- two dear in a winter scene.

Harry was quite a guy. Google him. Check him out on Youtube. You'll be pleasantly rewarded with an insight into his life.

05/03/11 03:06 PM #2    

Marion* Clark (Gunderson)

Harry was always doodling in class, so I wasn't surprised to learn he had become a well-known wildlife artist.  Later in life he switch his subject to the life of Christ. I had the opportunity to see that incredible series of paintings displayed at a church in Ypsilanti a few years ago, after Harry has passed on due to heart failure. I was delighted to meet Harry's wife and grown children at that event. He certainly brought joy to many during his too-brief life.

06/24/11 02:17 PM #3    

James Evison

   when I was in school ,  harry was always drawing wild life or still.  I was with my family in ann arbor shopping,  harry and several of his kids came out of a store, as we were walking in.  I  said hey  Harry Antis,  how are you.  He looked for a moment  and said  Oh my gosh,  Jim  how are you.  OK  and you  this was in the late  1970's.   I knew harry lived in Ann Arbor..  and I then lived in Chelsea.   I  told Harry I have several of your prints, and my favorite is the mountain men,  and indian one chasing a mountain man.  Ive since through the years have about a dozen prints of Harry's.  We  corresbonded through the years,  and several times I visited his studio in at the house in Ann Arbor.  When I heard of Harry's heart trouble and his death. I felt I lost my best friend.  It was verry sad for me we talked about this situation,  for him and myself,  as I have the same as harry.  heart problems too.  as I still have a pace maker keeping  me alive. Harry I miss you.  and were all in Gods hands.  your class mate and friend.    Jim Evison..

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