The Lovers and the Learned Professor

At a tag sale several years ago, I found three paintings by an amateur artist that I thought I might donate to the Museum of Bad Art, which was located in my hometown of Dedham, Massachusetts, and has since relocated to Somerville.

Two of the paintings showed lovers lounging in the nude and the other showed a professorial looking gentleman with frizzy gray hair.

Getting the hang of skin tones


Portrait of a professor?
Portrait of a professor?

I finally figured out who the professor is. It’s Bertrand Russell, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician, philosopher, and famous advocate of free love.

Bertrand Russell